Find out how to make a planning application and also how to comment on and view the planning applications and decisions in your area.
The simplest way to submit a planning application is online via the Planning Portal. Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, upload supporting documents and calculate fees online.
The benefits of applying online include:
- you can work on your applications in draft before submission
- immediate delivery and acknowledgement
- savings on postage and printing costs
- online help function when completing applications
- online record of your completed application.
You can make payment by telephone for quicker registration and validation of your application. If you prefer you can complete your application form online and submit supporting documents and fees by post.
Please note that a planning application cannot be progressed until all the necessary supporting information and the appropriate fee is received.
We now operate a formal pre-application service for major developments and complex minor developments. To access this service, please complete the above pre-application form and send it to the Planning Information Service office.