Apply for planning permission

Planning application process

If you are planning on carrying out building work you may need planning permission.

Before applying please read our planning guidanceplanning application validation guidelines and fees charter.

Read our advice on major developments if you are planning a large development.

Submit a planning application

Please be aware that you may also need to apply for a Building Warrant.

Download our quick guide on the planning application process - PDF

Work that may not need permission 

If you are only making small alterations you may not need permission. Our helpdesk service is unable to provide a formal determination on whether work will need planning permission. This can be obtained by submitting an application for a certificate of lawfulness.

Planning privacy notice

Our planning privacy notice sets out what happens to comments submitted as part of the planning process. For planning applications, your

  • name
  • address
  • stance

will be published alongside your comment on the planning portal once a decision is made on the application.

Planning help desk

The planning helpdesk is operating as an email service. You can contact us at