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Applying for planning permission

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Do I need planning permission?

You can make certain types of minor changes to your house without needing to apply for planning permission. These are called "permitted development rights". The Planning Portal website has a useful interactive guide which will help you decide whether or not you need planning permission.

If you are still in doubt please seek advice by emailing development.management@ipswich.gov.uk or writing to the address on the left of this page. 

Council tenants must obtain advance written permission from Tenancy Services, as the Landlord, to alter or develop their Council property prior to submitting a planning application. Improvements must not be carried out without this consent. This includes outbuildings, sheds and other structures in the garden. Find out more about obtaining advance permission as a Council tenant.

Apply for planning permission online

You can apply for planning permission via the Planning Portal website - simply click on the button below.

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Download an application form

If you would prefer to complete an application form by hand and send us paper copies please select from the list below:

Householder application

Full Planning Permission

Listed Buildings

Conservation Areas

Advertisement consent

Works to trees

Change of use notification

Other application forms

Ancillary documents