The laws governing planning are very complex and Planning Consent is required before most forms of development can be legally undertaken.
General advice and useful information on the subject can be obtained from
Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council's Civic Offices
Tel: 01256 844844
If you visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/planning/ you'll find all manner of planning information, which includes the latest Planning Enforcement information at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/planning/dc/enforcement/
You can also view Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council's Planning Applications Register online and view associated documents.