Planning Portal

  1. Planning
  2. Planning Applications
  3. Learn how to Apply

Learn how to apply

You apply to the relevant local planning authority for planning permission. All planning applications are required to be submitted on a standard form and can be submitted either online or by post.

This section details the procedure of making an application, types of permission you can apply for, and the information required for the application to be processed.

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Ways to apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online via the Planning Portal but applications can also be sent to the local planning authority in the post

Video Tutorials

Video based help and guidance on the Planning Portal's online application system.

Who can apply?

If you wish, you can appoint an agent to apply for planning permission.

Pre-application advice

Meeting a planning officer before you submit an application is a good idea to ensure you understand your local planning authority's requirements

Choosing your application

The standard application forms cover a range of consents, which can be applied for online. Find out which form you should complete for your proposed development or work.

What to submit

Your application must be accompanied by the necessary plans of the site, the required supporting documentation, the completed form and the fee.

What it costs

Work out the cost of your application using the Planning Portal's fee claculator

What next?

Once the authority has received your application it will validate it within its normal workflow processes and time scales