Town and Country Planning is the land use planning system the Governments use to balance economic development and environmental quality. Each country of the United Kingdom has its own planning system that is responsible for town and country planning.
The requirement to obtain planning permission extends not only to new construction, but also in substantive changes of use of a property. There are various ‘use classes’, and change of use to a different use class generally requires Planning permission. The main classes affecting residential property are C2: residential institutions and C3: dwellinghouses. We can assist with guiding you through the planning laws.