Most applications are now submitted online. You can apply to every local authority in England and Wales through the Planning Portal.
When beginning a project you must consider whether the development will need to have a planning permission and/or a building control application. 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.
Begin a planning application, you apply to the relevant local planning authority for planning permission. All planning applications are required to be submitted on a standard form and can be submitted online through the Planning Portal.
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
- Register for a building control application account