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Pre-application advice

Find information on our pre-application advice service. We can help with projects such as household extensions, commercial developments and listed building alterations

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When to apply for planning permission

Information on the need for planning permission including advice on permitted development rights. Find guidance on applying for smoking shelters, dropped kerbs and paving your front garden.


Types of planning applications

What types of planning applications are there?

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Information required for planning applications

Advice on type and level of information required with your planning application.

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Planning application forms and fees

Download planning application forms and view our planning fees.

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Submit your planning application

Submit and track progress of your planning application online. Please note that online building regulations submissions are currently unavailable. At present please download the application form and email to We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Socially sustainable development

Developers are encouraged to consider this introductory resource to building sustainable communities

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FAQs for agents

This list of FAQs tries to cover the most common questions from planning and building professionals about the Planning Portal's Smarter Planning scheme.

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Planning appeals

Find out about your right to appeal if your application has not been successful. Read about the appeals process and find out how to search, view and comment on an appeal.

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Planning advertisements

Find information on how to obtain consent for the display of advertisements. Download the application form and view associated fees.