Library closures - 13 and 14 August 2022

Due to the extreme heat and high temperatures inside, some of our libraries will be closed on Saturday and Sunday (13 and 14 August). They include Peckham, Dulwich, John Harvard, Camberwell and Brandon. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

Planning

Use our easy tool to Find Out If You Need Planning Permission

Apply for planning permission

All development needs planning permission. 'Development’ usually means most building works, and some changes of building use. You can read a full definition of what 'development' is in Section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (external website).

You're responsible for getting planning permission for any development that you want to do. If you do any works without getting planning permission first, there's a risk that that we might take enforcement action against you. 

Find out if you need planning permission

There are some types of work that you can do without planning permission. We offer a free online service to check whether you need planning permission. 

What to do before you apply for planning permission

The planning process can be hard to understand. Before you start making your application, you should read the guidance on this page and our guidance on how to prepare a valid application

You can also look at our planning FAQs for answers to commonly asked questions, and the planning glossary for definitions of confusing words. If you read the guidance on these webpages, you'll find it easier to apply for planning permission.

We'd like to hear your feedback whether this webpage meets your needs. To leave feedback or for more information, email us your comments.

Page last updated: 12 August 2022

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