What lawful development certificates confirm

These certificates confirm that either:

  • a proposed development does not need planning permission, or
  • development that has already taken place either did not need permission, or took place so long ago that it is immune from enforcement action

You can view these certificates for more information.

Information required Proposed development Proposed use Existing development Existing use Reason
Application form yes yes yes yes National Requirement
CIL additional information form yes yes yes yes Local Requirement
Site location plan yes yes yes yes National Requirement
Block plan yes no yes no National Requirement
All drawings to have paper size and scale bar and block plans to show proposed extension hatched yes yes yes yes PARSOL - Electronic application and consultation guidance
Pre-existing floor plans no no yes no National Requirement
Existing floor plans yes yes yes yes National Requirement
Proposed floor plans yes yes no no National Requirement
Pre-existing elevations no no yes no National Requirement
Existing elevations yes yes yes yes National Requirement
Proposed elevations yes yes no no National Requirement
Photographs or photomontages applicants discretion applicants discretion applicants discretion applicants discretion N/A
2 pieces of evidence no no yes yes Communities and Local Government Guidance Lawful Development Certificate 'A users guide'
Fee yes yes yes yes National Requirement