Planning Portal

 
  1. Planning
  2. Planning Applications
  3. Make an application

Make an application

The Planning Portal is the Government’s official planning website. Every local authority in England and Wales accepts planning applications via the Planning Portal.

Start an online planning application           View your applications

There are many benefits to creating and submitting applications online. It can be used to complete applications for consents including:

  • planning permission
  • lawful development certificates
  • listed building consent
  • planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area

New to the online application service?

  • The service is straightforward and secure. The online 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 for you.
  • Save on costs of paper and postage when making copies of your application and supporting documents - and cut your carbon footprint at the same time.

Further information, guidance and support:

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