Most planning applications are decided within eight weeks, some might be extended to 13 weeks. Your local planning authority should be able to offer a timescale for your application.
Permitted development is work which does not require planning permission, known as permitted development rights. However, the local planning authority can remove permitted development rights under an Article 4 direction. This results in submitting a planning application when it normally wouldn’t be required.
In designated areas, permitted development is more restricted. Designated areas include: a Conservation Area, a National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a World Heritage Site and Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.
In the case of permitted development, a Prior Notification Procedure must take place. This means giving an advance notice of your intentions to the local planning authority. Following this form, the planners have 28 days to notify you that your development should not begin without their prior approval. They can also reject your proposal if it is not classed as reasonably necessary for the purpose of forestry. (Small Woods)
For designations or special features, Glorious Woodlands will contact your local authority to find out if your site is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).