Apply for planning permission

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

If you need planning permission, the best way to apply for planning 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. It even calculates the correct fees for you and allows you to pay online.

You don't have to complete your application in one go - you can re-visit and re-edit when it suits you - it's that easy!

When complete, your application and site map can be printed and mailed, or sent to our planning department electronically.

You will then be able to track the progress of your application online throughout the approval process.

Apply for permission on the Planning Portal

As well as planning permission, you will need a professional building control surveyor to check your building work complies with building regulations. Find out about our Central Building Control Partnership service.

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