Welcome to the Planning Portal - the first port of call for anyone wanting to find out about the planning system in England and Wales. Our aim is to provide a one-stop-shop supplying answers, services and information to anyone involved in the planning process - from home owners and businesses to planning professionals and Government officials.
As the planning system evolves and modernises, the Portal will be there to guide all users through the process. The Planning Portal is delivered by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
The Planning Minister Nick Boles has announced plans to look for alternative funding models for the Planning Portal, to bring in the necessary investment to continue to improve services for customers.
Details of the advertising, sponsorship and other commercial oppurtunities on the Planning Portal including pricing and artwork specifications
Smarter Planning is an initiative involving planning agents, local planning authorities and the Planning Portal which encourages and supports best practice in the electronic submission of planning applications.
The one millionth application submitted via the Planning Portal was processed on 17 February 2012...
An introduction to the Planning Portal teams and details of their roles and responsibilities
Details of the Planning Portal's service desk, availability, performance and forthcoming changes
Details of the legal framework in which the Planning Portal operates, including terms, privacy policies and disclaimers.