301. Planning permission and the building regulations.

Where the work which is to be carried out under a building contract involves development within the meaning of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, 1it is unlawful to begin the work without first obtaining planning permission2. Second, it is necessary to submit the plans and drawings to the local authority so that the authority can approve them as complying with the provisions relating to building regulation3. If work is carried out without such permission, the relevant authority may require the work to be taken down