What is permitted development

What is permitted development?

Permitted development is legislation set by Scottish government that allows home owners the ability to extend or alter their home with out the need for planning permission.

Permitted development can allow you to.

  • Add an extension.
  • Add a conservatory.
  • Convert lofts.
  • Convert garages.
  • Add a Porch.
  • Add a garage or carport.
  • Add garden rooms and garden sheds.
  • Add solar panels.
  • Add an accessible ramp.
  • Add timber decking.
  • Carry out other minor alterations.

The above works can be carried out when the criteria set by Scottish government has been met. This can include depth, width and height restrictions, distance from property boundaries and the location of any proposed alterations.

Although your project might fall within permitted development Do I Need Permission recommend you obtain a certificate of lawfulness. This proves planning permission is not required and may be required should you sell your property.

Permitted development does not remove the need to apply for building warrant if required for your project.

What works can I do under permitted development?

Visit Do I Need Permissions planning permission pages to find out if your project meets the permitted development criteria.