Depending on the intended depth of foundation of your new driveway and the height of the entrance from the public road pavement, you may need both planning permission and a building control notice. A structural engineer will be able to provide calculations and a detailed technical retaining wall drawing. If your works are within 3m of the boundary, you may also need a party wall agreement with your neighbours.
Bear in mind that a new vehicular access can only be created under Permitted Development rules if the road is unclassified. Hard surfaces can be added under Class F of the Permitted Development and the accompanying rules are covered in this video and this video transcript. For classified roads, planning permission is required.
As you are creating a new driveway, don’t forget that you will need to obtain permission from the local council to drop the kerbs; the pavement may also need strengthening to protect any services buried in the ground eg water pipes.
Listed buildings require consent for any significant works whether internal or external.