Planning permission or planning consent is the permission required in order to be allowed to build on land, or change the use of land or building usage.
For domestic properties, planning consents relate to changes in the appearance of the building, for example the extensions or conversions of properties.
Development – as defined by law consists of any building, engineering or mining operation, or the making of a material change of use in any land or building. Certain types of operation such as routine maintenance of an existing building are specifically excluded from the definition of development.
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