You can either make your own planning application or hire a planning agent to work on your behalf.
We always recommend getting pre-application advice before incurring any costs. We can advise if your project needs permission/consent, if it is likely to be supported in principle and what type of information you are likely to be asked for.
The most cost effective and environmentally friendly way to apply for planning permission and/or listed building consent is to do it online using the "Planning Portal".
You will be able to attach electronic versions of plans and drawings, if required.
There is an added advantage of an automatic check to ensure (as far as possible) that your application contains all the necessary information and accompanying documents.