Apply for planning permission

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Before you apply, we always recommend you check whether you need planning permission first.

The best way to apply for permission is through the government's Planning Portal which is designed to help you complete an application and create a professional quality site location plan by downloading appropriate Ordnance Survey maps.

You can save your application as you go, so you don't need to complete it in one go. 

The Planning Portal site even calculates the correct fees for you and allows you to pay online.

Once you've submitted your application, it then goes into a five stage process

Apply for permission on the Planning Portal

Need help preparing your application?

If you need help preparing your application, why not find out about pre-application advice

Why not fast track your application

If you are applying for a prior-approval, lawful development certificate or householder application, you can choose to fast track your application, within three calendar days of submitting your application on the Planning Portal. Find out more.