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.
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 (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/planning/planning-applications)Find out more information about planning applications
Start a planning application (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/app)Start a planning application
View your planning applications (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/app/applications)View your planning applications
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 (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/applications/building-control-applications)Find out more information about building control applications
Register for a building control application account (https://buildingcontrol.planningportal.co.uk/register)Register for a building control application account
Start a building control application (https://buildingcontrol.planningportal.co.uk/?start=new)Start a building control application
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.
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.
Buy a site plan
Most planning applications require a location plan and a site plan. You can create a location plan as part of your online application, and you can purchase a site plan via our accredited supplier, ReQuestaPlan.
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