Useful Tools are simple guides designed to help you through the planning process. Some of these tools have been created by the Planning Portal; others have been developed by partners.
Every Useful Tool developed by a partner is evaluated by the Planning Portal to make sure the content meets our quality standards.
Comprehensive information on the status of current and evolving planning policy data covering the UK.
Every planning application needs a location plan and a site plan showing the location and boundaries of the site you are planning to work on. Our accredited partners can ensure you meet requirements.
Search by LPA for the payment options they support so you can plan how to pay.
Please note: This tool is updated monthly, therefore may not reflect the most recent changes to LPA payment options.
Find out how much carbon your applications create and how much you could save.
Please Note: Due to circumstances beyond our control the Carbon Calculator may be unavailable from 1 August 2014.
Calculate the volume of your works. Most buildings have sloping roofs, making the calculation of volume tricky. Calculating volume can be a factor in deciding whether planning permission is needed.