Most planning and building control applications are now submitted online. You can apply to every local authority in England through the Planning Portal.
When beginning a project you must consider whether the development will need to have planning permission or building regulations approval or your project may need both. These are two separate applications and must be applied for individually, you can apply for both using the Planning Portal’s services below. You will need to create a separate account for each of the application services. You can register and sign in using the links below.
Please note: There is a service charge for submitting online planning applications that attract a planning fee. These online application fees are to be paid to the Planning Portal by using the payment options that are presented to you as part of the application process and before the application is submitted to the local authority.
Please note that from 1 August 2019:
- Planning applications with a fee below £60 will no longer incur the service charge.
- The service charge will increase to £20.83 (+VAT) for all other planning applications.
To apply for planning permission you need to submit a planning application. All planning applications are required to be submitted on a standard form and can be submitted online through the Planning Portal.
Building control applications
Any person carrying out building work needs to ensure that work complies with the regulations. There are some types of work which will be exempt from the building regulations and an application will not be necessary.
- Find out more information about building control applications
- Register for a building control application account