Do you need planning permission?
To find out if you need planning permission for a home improvement or a large scale commercial project, visit the Planning Portal (the Planning Portal website will not be available from 5pm on Friday 28th January until 9am on 31st January 2022 due to a new website being installed). This is the UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.
How to submit a planning or building control application
You can submit an electronic application via the Planning Portal. You will also be able to attach drawings and pay online. We strongly encourage you to submit your application this way wherever possible.
Before submitting your application, you should check our local application validation requirements for the type of application which you are making. You are not required to submit these forms with your application.
Guidance on an application
If you have submitted an application and are needing some further guidance on procedures, costs and submitting an application, please see the guidance notes document on our planning advice and guidance page.