In general, planning permission is required for any development that involves building a new property, making a significant change to an existing property or changing the use of a property or land. However, there are certain types of development that may be carried out without the need for planning permission, which are referred to as permitted development.
Outline planning permission is a type of planning permission that provides an initial approval for a proposed development, subject to more detailed information being submitted and approved at a later stage. It is a useful option for those who want to obtain an initial indication of whether their proposed development is likely to be acceptable, without incurring the full costs of a detailed planning application.
Permitted development refers to certain types of development that can be carried out without the need for planning permission. These are typically minor changes or additions to a property or land, such as small extensions or loft conversions. However, it is important to note that permitted development rights vary depending on the location and type of property, so it is always advisable to check with the Isle of Man Government Planning Authority before carrying out any work.
To make a planning application on the Isle of Man, you will need to submit a range of information, including detailed plans and drawings of the proposed development, as well as information on the materials to be used and the impact on the local environment. It is recommended that you seek the advice of an experienced planning consultant or architect to ensure that your application is complete and meets all the necessary requirements.
If your planning application is refused, you have the right to appeal the decision. It is important to carefully review the reasons for refusal and seek advice from a planning consultant or architect on how to address any issues raised. This may involve submitting additional information or making changes to the proposed development.