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Home > Planning > Planning Applications > Apply for planning permission

Apply for planning permission

You can either make your own planning application or hire a planning agent to work on your behalf.

Background material

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.

Apply for planning permission online

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.

Apply for planning permission using the Planning Portal

We do not service the Planning Portal. If you encounter an issue submitting an application, phone the Planning Portal Helpdesk on 0333 3234589 or email the Planning Portal Helpdesk.

Apply for planning permission in writing

Download planning application form and guidance notes