Apply for planning permission

How to apply for planning permission and what to include with your application.

Submit a planning application to us via the Planning Portal - the government's official planning website.

Submit an application online Planning Portal logo

This service allows you to complete applications for consents including:

  • planning permission
  • lawful development certificates
  • listed building consent
  • advertisement consent

Benefits of using the Planning Portal application service include:

  • online application is straightforward and secure. The process guides you through applications with help available at each stage
  • save your work and break away at any time. When you return to the application your previous entries will be waiting
  • save on costs of paper and postage when making copies of your application and supporting documents - and cut your carbon footprint

What it costs

In most cases there will be a fee. However, for some consents, e.g. listed building and planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area, no fee is required.

pdf icon Planning application fees from April 2015 [39kb]

You can calculate the fee yourself by using the Planning Portal's online fee calculator. If you are unsure about the appropriate fee for your application, you are strongly advised to contact us in advance of submitting your application. An incorrect fee will delay the processing of your application. 

Submit an application by hand

If you still want to apply for permission by filling out the application forms by hand, search and download the appropriate forms on the Planning Portal website.

Search and download an application form