Apply for planning permission

In most cases it is best to employ a person qualified and experienced in making planning applications, as there are national requirements for every application. There may also be local requirements depending on the nature and location of the proposal.

Once you have obtained permission you may need to address other legal issues, such as building regulations, the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, private covenants and obligations. 

The best way to apply for planning permission is through the Government's Planning Portal. This allows you to complete an online application, purchase site location plans and attach drawings

The Planning Portal helps you through the application process and lets you create and attach a professional quality site location plan by downloading appropriate Ordnance Survey maps. It even calculates the correct planning application fees, which you can pay online.

When complete, your application and site map can be printed and mailed or sent to our Planning department electronically. You will then be able to track the progress of your application online throughout the process.

If you do not want to apply online, you can download the relevant paper forms - the Planning Portal will help you choose the right forms. Some consent types cannot be applied for online - paper forms can be obtained for these.

Apply for planning permission