Frequently asked questions

I'm applying online and can't find the form I need

To complete an online form (also known as an application) on the Planning Portal, you will need to sign into your Planning Portal account or register for an account if you don't already have one.

Once signed in, click the yellow button 'Start or view your applications' followed by the yellow 'Start a planning application' button on the proceeding page.

Begin by naming your application, entering the site address and  click the blue 'Next' button. On the following screen 'Step 2/3' you will be asked to select what type of application you wish to submit.

From the 'Application type', click on ‘Please select’ to choose the relevant form from the drop down menu. Please note; there are 27 online forms to choose from. If you are unsure what form to select, you can click on the link below the list 'Need help choosing? View more information and answer questions to help guide your choice of application type’

Alternatively, you can contact your Local Planning Authority (LPA). If you are unsure of your LPA or their contact details, then please use our LPA search tool.