Do I Need Planning Permission?

It depends on what you want to do. Some work is allowed without planning permission, this is called permitted development.

The Planning Portal has interactive guides for householders and businesses to help you identify whether your work would be permitted development.

Certain buildings and building works are considered by the Department of Communities and Local Government to be exempt from the requirements of the Building Regulations and may also not require planning permission. In such cases you may build without approval under the Building Regulations or submitting a planning application.


You can check if you need Planning Permission by completing a Householder Extensions Enquiry Form. We will provide an opinion as to whether the work does or does not require permission.  It is useful to keep any confirmation given with the details of your property for future reference in the event of proof being required upon the sale of your property or for any other reason.

You can download the Householder Extensions Enquiry Form, complete and save it on your computer and then email it to or post it to the address on the form.

Following the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), find out more about data protection & privacy

If an application is needed and you require further advice prior to submitting one please see guidance note 6 which details the requirements for submitting pre application enquiries.


For permitted development enquires and pre-application advice please see guidance note 6 which details the charges and requirements for submitting enquiries.

Planning Officer Surgery

If you're a Wyre Forest resident wishing to discuss planning permission you will need to make an appointment.  

The Planning Officer Surgery is held on Tuesdays between 10am and 12 noon.  Appointments are 15 minutes long. 

Click here to book a Planning Surgery Appointment

These appointments are for residents, not Agents or larger development. Should you require longer than a 15 minute appointment please contact the Hub or email Development Management

Please note an instant decision on whether permission is required may not be possible at the appointment. 

Please note there will be no surgery held on Tuesday 29 December 2020.