Planning Portal

 

  1. Planning
  2. Planning Applications

Advertisement


About us

The Planning Portal is the UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.

Find out more about us >>

Apply Guide

1/5

Why Apply Online?

Most planning applications are now submitted online. You can apply to every local authority in England and Wales on this website.

  • Quick and user-friendly system
  • Step-by-step help and advice
  • Attach plans and drawings
  • Save time and money
  • Application sent to local authority immediately
Who can apply? >>

2/5

Who can apply?

Anyone can make a planning application as our system is easy to use and provides step-by-step help and advice.

Our video guides take you through each step of the application process or you can download our guidance note.

<< Back Which consent do I need? >>

3/5

Which consent do I need?

When applying online via the Planning Portal, we can assist you in selecting the correct forms to submit based on your proposed development.

When submitting paper forms you must ensure you complete the correct form, otherwise your application will be invalid.

Find more information on choosing your application.

Please Note: Some types of application cannot be made through the online system. These are listed below along with a link where the forms can be downloaded.

<< Back What information do I need? >>

4/5

What info do I need?

In addition to completing the forms most planning applications require a location plan and a site plan (also known as a block plan).

You can purchase these documents from one of the Planning Portal’s accredited suppliers.

Your local planning authority may request further supporting documents which can also be uploaded to the online application system.

<< Back How much does it cost? >>

5/5

How much does it cost?

Most applications will require a fee to be paid. However, for some consents, e.g. listed building and conservation area consent, no fee is required.

You can use our fee calculator tool to find out how much your application will cost. It is a step in the online application process but you can also use it as a stand alone tool.

If you are unsure about the appropriate fee for your application, you are strongly advised to contact your local planning authority in advance of submitting your application, as an incorrect fee will delay the processing of your application.

<< Back

Apply Guide

Why Apply Online?

Most planning applications are now submitted online. You can apply to every local authority in England and Wales on this website.

  • Quick and user-friendly system
  • Step-by-step help and advice
  • Attach plans and drawings
  • Save time and money
  • Application sent to local authority immediately

Need more information?

Consent types not available through the online system

Please note that the following consent types are currently not available on the online system. You can download the relevant forms and associated documents here.

  • Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building.
  • Planning application for development relating to the onshore extraction of oil and gas
  • Extending the time limits of existing planning permissions
  • Prior Approval of a Proposed Larger Home Extension
  • Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of a building from Office (Use Class B1) Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouses)
  • Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), and for Associated Operational Development
  • Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail (Use Class A1 or A2) Use or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse), and for Associated Operational Development
  • Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use to State-Funded School or Registered Nursery
  • Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery
  • Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure