In April 2015, the Government introduced new rules to allow more flexibility for retail units and office buildings to be converted to residential use without planning permission and increased limits for householder extensions. There are also new processes for dealing with certain development proposals such as erecting solar panels on non-domestic buildings.
Known as permitted development, some minor alterations to your house (replacement windows and extensions such as a single storey rear extension), may be carried out without planning permission.
General Planning enquiries - about a particular planning application
Planning and Regulation
Stevenage Borough Council
01438 242838 or call our Customer Service Department on 01438 242242 where your details will be passed over to the Planning Department for an officer to respond accordingly