Frequently asked questions

I have a question about planning permission

The Planning Portal has a section dedicated to common questions about planning permission and the Building Regulations. If you have a question about planning permission this is the best place to start.

The Planning Portal Service Desk is not able to answer questions about planning permission, only questions about using the website service.

You can find advice on the most common projects by clicking on one of the links below.

If you have further questions about a particular aspect of planning permission you should contact your local planning authority, usually your council.

Remember, the Planning Portal Service Desk team aren’t planning experts so you will need to talk to your local authority planning team.

You can find contact information for your local planning authority on the Planning Portal.