It’s our job to decide whether a planning proposal should go ahead in Ryedale. That can mean anything from an extension on your house to a new shopping centre.
If you want to do any building work, it’s your responsibility to apply for planning permission. You also need to make sure we’ve given you permission before you start any work.
Not everything needs planning permission.
Do I need planning permission?
You won’t usually need planning permission if you are just making changes to the inside of a building. It’s also unlikely you’ll need permission for small alterations to the outside, such as the installation of telephone connections and alarm boxes. Other small changes, (putting up walls and fences, below a certain height) may not require planning permission either.
It’s likely that you will need planning permission if:
- You want to make additions or extensions to your property
- You want to divide off part of your home for business or commercial use
- You want to build something which goes against the original planning permission for your house – for example, putting up fences in front gardens on an “open plan” estate
- The work you want to do might obstruct the view of road users
- The work would involve a new or wider access to a trunk or classified road
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- You will need to pay £25
- You will then receive a written response
- If you need a response from Building Control we require an additional fee of £10 + VAT.
I already know I need planning permission. Where can I get advice?
If you know you need planning permission, we can offer you pre-application advice. To submit your planning application, all the information you need is available on our Planning applications page.
Further advice and information is available on the Planning Portal website.
What is permitted development?
You can make some minor changes to your house without applying for planning permission. These are called “permitted development rights”.
For further information about permitted development please visit our Planning Portal website.
You can read more advice here:
- Notification of a proposed larger home extension
- Guidance notes for a larger home extension
- Notification/prior notification of a flexible use of an agricultural building and any land within its curtilage
- Prior notification of change of use from office to dwellinghouse
How can I get in touch with you?
Our Planning Department is at Ryedale District Council, Ryedale House, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7HH.