You've decided what you want - but is it permitted? Find out here.
Planning permission and building regulations are the essential requirements to follow when carrying out home improvements. Make sure you don't get caught out.
Manhole covers and drains
First of all, if you're planning to do work on a manhole cover or drain, you should check the ownership of it.read article
You do not usually need to apply for planning permission for any maintenance or repairs that you have to undertake on your property's drainpipes, drains and sewers unless your council has made an Article 4 Direction which withdraws permitted development rights.read article
For drainage maintenance and repairs, you do not usually need planning permission but if your council has used Article 4 to withdraw these types of work from permitted development status you may need to apply in this case, so it's worth checking to make sure.read article