You can apply for planning permission online using the planning portal. Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, upload plans and supporting documents and pay fees online. Please ensure you have read the validation requirements below before starting your application.
You are advised to read the planning portal guide on how to apply before starting an application. The guide provides important information on what to submit and how personal data is used for planning applications.
There are many types of planning permission you can apply for. Visit the Planning portal to find out which type of planning permission you need.
Some consent types are not available to apply for online but you can download paper copies. Paper copies of all forms and guidance notes are available to download as PDF documents for you to print out, complete and submit by post.
You will need to include a plan with your application. You can buy a plan online from the Planning Portal.
You must pay the correct fee for your application. You can calculate fees or download a guide to fees for planning applications online at the planning portal.
You may need to include other supporting documents with your application. You must include all relevant national and local requirements with your application.
Personal data and planning applications
With the exception of the applicant contact details (telephone numbers and email addresses), all the information you provide on the application form and in any accompanying documents may be published on the website of the local authority dealing with your application.
To avoid the publication of personal details, do not include them, or any other information which falls within the definition of personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998, in documents supporting your application.
Before starting an online planning application, please read the local validation requirements below, for your area. Find out if Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charges apply for your development. Please note that the requirements are different for each council. You should read all the information relating to your area to ensure you have provided all of the required documents for your development.
Your planning application will not be validated until all the necessary supporting information and the appropriate fee is received.