The planning application process

Stage one - we register your application

Application forms are sent to us by the Planning Portal - find out how to apply online.  

The first thing we do is check that the forms, plans associated documents (such as the design and access statement, transport assessment, tree report) are complete and the fee has been paid.

For almost half of all applications we receive, we do not get given enough information and some are incomplete. If information is missing or if your application is not accurate, we will return it to you and tell you what we need. Unfortunately, we can't register your application until it is complete.

Need help getting your planning application ready? To help you get your planning application ready, why not find out about the pre-application service we can offer. We charge for this service, but it can help you to save time and money in the long-run.

Find out more about our pre-app service.