Planning application process - step by step Please use our step by step guide to see if you require planning permission and to guide you through the planning application process. Viewing and commenting on applications It is important to read this guide before submitting your comments. Search for planning application/s Portal for searching for planning applications. Planning Enforcement The council is required to investigate reports of breaches of planning control. Find out what can be reported and what we can do to help. Conservation and Listed Buildings Planning controls that apply to conservation areas Design Services SKDC’s commitment to design quality; Design Guide SPD; Design Code; Design Review Panel (Design PAD); Design consultancy services Local Land Charges A Local Land Charges or "local authority" search is required for the sale, purchase, lease and/or remortgaging of any land or property.