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The planning portal (link opens in new window) has a range of project planning, building and completion advice. This includes an interactive house (link opens in new window) for visual guidance on permitted development and many common household. projects. Mini guides (link opens in new window) also provide project-specific advice on the most common household improvements.

The common projects (link opens in new window) page provides guidance on 52 different common building projects for the home. There is guidance on both planning permission and building regulations rules for projects such as:

We recommend pre-application advice to help you with your project. We offer this advice for all developments including extensions and alterations to residential properties. There is a fee for these services.

Archaeology, heritage and conservation

We protect character, appearance and wildlife within Central Bedfordshire. This means there are certain situations where additional planning permission or licensing may be required before work can take place.

Building control

Building regulations are the minimum standards for design, construction and alterations for effectively every building. These regulations are different to planning regulations; find out more information about building control (link opens in new window).

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