If you live in a conservation area, you will need planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area to do the following:
- Demolish a building with a volume of more than 115 cubic metres.
- To demolish a gate, fence, wall or railing over 1 metre high next to a highway (including a public footpath or bridleway) or public open space; or over 2 metres high elsewhere.
There is no fee where you are solely applying for relevant demolition in a conservation area however; standard fees apply for applications for other development with demolition.
Extension of Time Limit (for extending the time to implement an extant planning permission) is only valid for permissions granted BEFORE 1 October 2010 that have NOT expired. This means that for the majority of applications which have been given 3 years in which to begin their approved development, you can no longer use this type of application. If you have let your planning permission lapse, you will need to reapply for permission.
Following the recent public consultation, the new Local Requirements List comes into effect from 24th July 2013.
A new set of checklists (by application type) have been produced to reflect the changes. The new documents can be accessed via the Planning Application Forms and Guides page.
Streamlining the Planning Application Process
A package of measures designed to streamline the planning application process was brought in on 25th June 2013. See Planning Portal (external site) for more details.
Changes to permitted development rights apply from 30 May 2013
Changes have been brought in which allow for an increase in the size limits for single-storey rear extensions which can be carried out under permitted development, subject to a Notification to the Local Planning Authority and associated neighbour consultation scheme. The changes only apply between 30 May 2013 and 30 May 2016.
Changes have also been introduced for some commercial extensions and change of use applications. See Planning Portal (external site) for more details.
Information and advice about planning applications, planning permissions, pre applications and charges
• Planning Development
• Search and View Applications
• Apply for Planning Permission
• Guidance on the Planning Process
• Planning Enforcement
• Planning Appeals
• Submit an Appeal online (external site)
Information and guidance on building regulations, inspections and charges. Legal requirements and code of practice for building construction, materials, access and fire precautions.
• Building Control
• What are Building Regulations?
• How do I apply?
• Site Inspections
• Building Regulation Fees
Planning Policy & Design
Policies and plans for future development in the Borough of Havant. Information on infrastructure and developers’ contributions. Details of listed buildings and conservation areas.
• Planning Policy and Design
• Consultations and Latest News
• Emerging Local Plan (Allocations)
• Havant Borough Local Plan: Core Strategy 2011-2026
• Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
• Building Conservation and Heritage
Diversity Profile information also available
Planning Portal (external website)
Search, view and submit planning applications online. The Planning Portal is the UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.
Planning Maps (external website)
Purchase maps online to accompany planning applications.
Customer Services Reception Desk (Drop in)
Planning/Development Control Queries: ask at the Customer Services desk for general enquiries. It is advisable to telephone ahead if you think you will require assistance from a member of the Planning team.
Building Control Queries: Building Control Officers are available prior to 10 am and for a short time after 3 pm. It is advisable to make your enquiry by telephone in the first instance.
Planning Officer (Appointment only)
Speak to the case officer about a current application.
Seek planning advice prior to submitting an application.
Research specific property history.