Thinking of extending your house or carrying out other works but unsure whether you need planning permission?
The government have recently set up a website that covers all areas of planning. Included on the website is an 'interactive' house detailing which aspects of residential development needs permission etc.
To access this information log on to http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/ - select the useful tools page and click on householders guide. This will then open up the house. Drag your mouse over the area of development you are interested in and it will detail what permission is required, if any.