Permitted development rights for sundry minor operations
Some minor works can be undertaken without planning permission depending on certain criteria.
New access to roads
Constructing access to a road which isn't a trunk/classified road does not require planning permission as long as the access is to a permitted development. However, if it involves putting in a gate, fence or wall there may be restrictions.
Gates, fences and walls
Construction, maintenance, improvement or the alteration of a gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure does not require planning permission if:
- it's not higher than 1 metre above ground level when within 20 metres of a road
- it's not higher than 2 metres above ground level anywhere else
- alterations mean it doesn't exceed its previous height or the heights previously mentioned here
- it doesn't involve development within or surrounding the curtilage of a listed building or dwelling house (covered under householder developments )
Stone cleaning or painting
Stone cleaning or any application of colour to the exterior of any structure does not require planning permission if:
- painting does not involve an advertisement, announcement or direction
- it isn't situated within a conservation area
- the building's not listed
- it isn't within the curtilage of a dwelling house or being done to the curtilage itself (covered under householder developments )