The quickest and easiest way to apply for planning permission is via the Planning Portal website.
Apply online now, or check our guide below if you're new to the planning application process.
Step 1 - Check if you need planning permission
Not all work requires planning permission. You can check whether you need planning permission by using the interactive guide on the Planning Portal.
If you're still unsure, visit our Planning advice page.
Step 2 - Find the right application form
There are different types of planning application which require different forms. The Planning Portal asks questions to guide you to the correct form. You can either complete your application online, or print out the form and send us your application in the post. Pdf forms can be downloaded from our Planning application forms page.
Step 3 - Check what you need to submit
Before submitting your planning application you need to check what additional information you need to provide. Our explains the local requirements.
Step 4 - Submit your application and pay fees
If you'd prefer to apply by post you can still pay for a planning application online. You can also pay by cheque (please put the Planning Portal reference on the back) or email email@example.com or call 01932 425131.
What happens next?
When we receive an application, a Planning Officer will check if anything is missing. If so, they will write to the agent or applicant explaining what is required.
Once we have all the correct information, the application will be registered. From registration, applications normally take a maximum of eight weeks to be determined, with the exception of:
- major applications which take a maximum of 13 weeks
- Householder Prior Notification (Larger Home Extensions) applications which take a maximum of 42 days.
If we need to extend these time limits for any reason, the Case Officer will let you know.
A Decision Notice will be sent to the agent or applicant with the outcome of your application.