How do I apply for planning permission?
You can apply for planning permission in one of two ways - online or by completing a paper submission.
Submitting your planning application online through the national Planning Portal is the preferred and recommended method of submission. The application, and all supplied information, will then be passed to us to consider.
You can use the Planning Portal to get advice, complete forms, upload plans and other supporting information and pay any required fee. You will need to register an account to complete an application.
Apply via the Planning Portal
The benefits of applying online include:
- immediate delivery and acknowledgement
- online help function when completing applications
- savings on postage and printing costs
- online record of your completed applications
- you can work on your applications in draft before submission
From 1 May 2018, we have introduced an Interim Local Validation List [PDF, 158Kb] which informs both applicants and agents what supporting information will be required in order to make a planning application valid.
The level of information needs to be proportionate to the size and type of application and the local list requires only information that is necessary to the consideration of the application in accordance with paragraph 193 of the NPPF and the guidance contained within the Planning Practice Guidance.