Permitted development

Certain types of extensions and alterations can be carried out without the need to apply for planning permission under what are called "permitted development" rights. However, please note separate approval under building regulations or listed building consent may be required even where planning permission is not required. 

Check if you need planning permission 

Pre-application advice

Pre-application advice is a way of finding out whether a specific proposed development would be likely to be acceptable and what the key issues will be before the submission of a formal application. How to contact us for pre-application advice.

Building regulations approval

You may require separate building regulations approval where planning permission is not required.

Listed buildings consent

You may require separate listed building consent where planning permission is not required.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Works that are permitted development and do not require planning permission may still be liable for the Community Infrastructure Levy. It is the responsibility of the liable party to understand and comply with the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010 (as amended), including any eligibility for relief.

If unsure, it is vital that a developer checks with the District Council prior to a permitted proposal commencing as to whether it is CIL liable or not. Adherence to the CIL Regulations is mandatory not optional. Information on CIL and relevant forms can be found on the Council's website at:

This details the various development types that are liable for CIL. This includes extensions with a floor area of 100 sq m or more (including house extensions).

If you have any queries, contact Warwick District Council's CIL Officer via or 01926 456066

Unauthorised works 

Please note if you build something which needs planning permission without obtaining permission first, you may be forced to make changes later. This could prove problematic and sometimes costly and may even result in legal action to require removal of the unauthorised works