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Applications

Most planning and building control applications are submitted online. You can apply to every local authority in England using the Planning Portal.

At the start of project you must consider whether the development requires 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 of £60 or more. 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. Find out more1.

  1. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/services/professional-portal/financial-transaction-service-and-payment-nomination
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    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.

    Find out more information about planning applications


    Start a planning application


    View your planning applications


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        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


        Start a building control application
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            How to apply for planning consent

            Find out about how to apply, types of permission and the information you will need for the application to be processed.


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              Building regulations approval

              The building regulations apply to most building work so it’s important to know when approval is needed and where to get it.

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                Buy a site or location plan

                Most planning applications require a location plan and a site plan. You can purchase these through one of our accredited suppliers.

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                  Find a trade professional

                  We have teamed up with quality service providers who can help you to find a trade professional and begin moving your project forward.

                    The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.

                    The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.