Planning policies and practices shape development proposals for the physical and economic regeneration of our borough. They cover everything from large redevelopment schemes to small housing developments, changes of use of commercial property and residential extensions.
The Hounslow planning service covers planning policy, development control, planning enforcement, urban design and conservation.
Changes regarding residential extensions
On 30 May 2013, new arrangements came into force affecting what a householder can build under new legislation. This change in the law will allow some householders to build larger single storey rear extensions - up to 8 metres deep (for detached houses) and 6 metres deep for all other houses.
For more information on this please see ou Single-storey rear extensions - new legislation page
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The planning database also allows you to submit comments to us electronically or by email
You can also view the weekly and monthly planning applications and appeals.
Thames Tideway Tunnel
The Planning Inspectorate is the government agency responsible for examining applications for major infrastructure projects.
An application has been received from Thames Water for the Thames Tideway Tunnel - a major new sewer needed to support the outdated Victorian sewerage system and to protect the River Thames from increasing pollution.
The Planning Inspectorate is holding a series of events to help people understand the planning process, when to register and how to make a representation. For more information on these events please see the poster available to download from this page.
Each week we publish details of certain applications and enforcement cases for which a decision is pending. This list is emailed to all councillors to comment if they wish.
For more information and to view the latest list see the pending decisions page.
Community Infrastructure Levy on new planning applications
A new charge called the CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) was introduced in April 2012 to local developers, payable to the Mayor of London. Money is used to fund a wide range of infrastructure need as a result of a development.
For more information, visit the Community Infrastructure Levy web page.
Do I need planning permission?
Check the Planning Portal for planning and buildings regulations guidance. A number of informational mini guides are available for many common building work projects
Alternatively you can use the Planning Portal Interactive House tool
When submitting a planning application, please check that it complies with the relevant planning policies. The planning policy pages give more information on our current planning policies and the documents that you should be aware of.
If you need further advice on this subject, please contact the policy team.
Making a planning application
(note: new planning fees will be applied from 22 November - an updated fees list will be published on this date)
Tel: 020 8583 5555
London Borough of Hounslow