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Do I Need Planning Permission?

If you are unsure about the planning process, whether your proposals are likely to be acceptable, or whether you need planning permission please complete and submit the enquiry form .

Our response will be based on the level and quality of information provided. As part of the enquiry form you will be asked to submit sketch drawings with written dimensions and photographs.

Once received, a Planning Officer will either respond in writing or call you to discuss the best way forward.


Planning guidance is available online from the Planning Portal which provides advice on when you do not require planning permission.

Listed buildings and houses in conservation areas

Planning controls are more restrictive in Conservation Areas and for Listed Buildings. In most cases you will have to apply for planning permission and/ or Listed Building Consent.

For further advice, please complete the enquiry form at the top of the page, or see the conservation areas and listed buildings in Crawley page.

Dropped kerbs and crossovers

To find out if you need planning permission for a dropped kerb or crossover, please call the Planning Office on 01293 438512.

You will always need a licence from West Sussex County Council for all types of cross-over or dropped kerbs, even if planning permission is not needed. They are the local highway authority and will consider highway safety, driveway design and explain any contractual issues.

To find out more, please contact West Sussex County Council .


The Planning Portal has information for businesses under their Common Projects section:

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Crawley Borough Council,
Town Hall,
The Boulevard,
West Sussex, RH10 1UZ

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