Planning and you
Welcome to our online planning section - one of the best used sections of our website. In this section you can search for and download plans and proposals for development across the district - from new shopping centres, to house extensions.
Comment online, and find out when plans will be discussed by the District Council. Just use the icons below to find what you are looking for.
You can also view the Plain English Guide to Planning.
View or comment on a planning application
Search for details of planning applications, including plans, location maps, decision dates, and more. You can also find out how to comment on a planning application.
Please note: Plans and documents are only available for applications received since January 2005.
Apply for planning permission
In order to assist the planning application process, we now accept the submission of planning applications online in association with the Planning Portal.
Do I need Planning Permission?
Find out if you need planning permission for a variety of developments, from porches and drives to satellite antennae and garages.
Search our Weekly List
Search for all planning applications either validated or decided by Lichfield District Council in any given week
Find out about the issues effecting the control and management of development.
NB From 1st April 2014, there is now a charge for pre-application submissions/ discussions.
Find out about the adopted Local Plan, our emerging Local Plan, other planning policy documents and view the local plan via our online mapping system
Find out how to report a breach of planning control, access the enforcement register and much more in our brand new enforcement section.
Lichfield Planning Committees
Check the agenda, read the minutes, view the committee schedule - all online for your convenience.
View a map of the local area
Use our online map tools to find out what planning applications, developments and constraints there are in the local area.
Latest Planning Applications
If you know the reference number for an application, please enter it below and click 'Submit'
To access all search options, please use our main search tools.
Want to be the first to know what planning applications are being considered? There are now three ways to stay in the know:
If you have a modern browser (such as Internet Explorer 7 or above, or Firefox) or and RSS Feed reader you can subscribe to our planning RSS Feed, which delivers planning application news straight to your desktop
Subscribe to email alerts
To receive regular emails when planning applications are listed in your area, simply visit our online planning search and register for an account. You will then be able to save searches and get email alerts when applications are added.
To get alerts of all planning applications in the district, you can sign up to our subscription service (external link).
Follow us on Twitter
Twitter is a free service that helps you keep in touch with people using your phone, your phone or instant messaging. If you are signed up to twitter, you can receive messages, or 'tweets' whenever a planning application is listed. Visit our Twitter page to find out more.
Information on Planning
- Do I need Planning Permission?
- Making a Planning Application
- Commenting on a Planning Application
- Contacting the Development Control Team
- Planning Appeals
- Useful Planning Links and Information
- Information about Development Control
- What happens when you submit a planning application
- The Planning Portal
- Development Control Document Charges
- Ordnance Survey maps for sale
- Planning Applications widget
- Rural consultations