Site outage notifications

Please note that our planned maintenance window is Sunday morning. Further information of any site maintenance including site outages will be detailed below:

Scheduled maintenance 

There is no maintenance scheduled at this time.

COVID-19 - Access to our Service Desk

During this uncertain time of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Planning Portal are operating as usual. Our Service Desk remains open for customers but in order to manage the volume of calls efficiently, customers are asked to email us on rather than phoning. Customers can also request a call back by emailing us.

Application payments: All online, telephone and BACS payments are being processed in accordance with our terms, but it is likely that payments made by cheque will incur some delays during this time. Instead of a cheque payment, we would encourage you to use an alternative payment option so that submission of your application is not impacted.

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Application help contacts

For planning advice and to find out the progress of a planning application:
Contact your Local Planning Authority

For building control advice and to find out the progress of a building control application:
Contact your Local Authority Building Control Department

For Planning Portal website support - accessing your account and completing the online form:
Email our Service Desk team at or call 0333 323 4589
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (excluding bank holidays).

General enquiries

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Marketing, events and press releases:

Advertising and commercial opportunities on the Planning Portal: