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Do I need planning permission? (Includes Do I need Planning Consent? form)

For advice from Exeter City Council Planning services on whether a development will require planning permission, please complete the 'Do I Need Planning Consent? Form' below and return it to the Council in as much detail as possible.  We will respond to any such enquiry as soon as possible. Please submit your enquiry by post to:
Exeter City Council, Planning Services, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 1NN.

pdf icon Do I Need Planning Consent Form [264kb]

If you do not wish to use this service then please refer to the Mini Guides and Interactive Houses section (below) where you can obtain some limited information about what developments you may be able to undertake without the need for planning consent. However, in many cases this may not apply (e.g. if your property is a Listed Building or in a Conservation Area or on a housing estate where Permitted Development Rights have been removed etc). IT IS IMPORTANT you realise that you may still need planning permission for your proposed development and that the Council may take enforcement action in respect of any unauthorised development.

Mini Guides and Interactive Houses

Mini guides

Interactive houses

General information on the Planning Portal's Interactive Houses and mini guides.

You will need Adobe Flash Player (free to download) to use the mini guides and interactive houses.

Householder permitted development guidance

pdf icon Householder Permitted Development Guidance [250kb]


Frequently asked planning queries


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