How to apply

Ways to apply


Applicants are encouraged to apply online via the Planning Portal. Completing a form online ensures you are prompted to answer only questions relevant for your application. The completed form is sent online via the Planning Portal directly to the local planning authority or building control body for processing.

Every local authority in England and Wales accepts online planning applications from the Planning Portal.

Start an online planning application

View your planning applications

Start an online building control application

The online process allows you to apply for all applications for  building regulations approval or planning permission - except those for mineral development - and associated consent types.

Find out about the different planning consent types you can apply for online.


Alternatively, you can download the standard planning application forms in paper format either from the Planning Portal or the relevant local planning authority website and send them in the post.

Find and download a paper planning application form