Applications

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: From 10 September 2018, there will be a service charge for submitting some planning applications using the Planning Portal. Find out more.

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.

Start a planning application

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.

Start a building control application

View your building control applications