When planning any commercial or residential development there are many factors to consider; such as, what is the Community Infrastructure Levy and will it apply to the project? What health and safety aspects need to be considered? How do you apply for planning permission online? How can I find out about neighbourhood planning?
Use our project planning section to answer all of these questions and support you in the early stages of the scheme.
Considerations before starting work
Find out about how different factors may apply to your project, such as areas of archealogical importance, and additional permissions you may need.
Current planning policy and legisalation can be found here by searching Statutory Instruments or Acts of Parliament. You can also access previous versions.
Documents to support your application
A planning application requires supporting information to demonstrate how it meets specific requirements. Find out about the different types of supporting document, what they are used for and if they are required for your application.
Find a professional
Need the help of a fellow tradesperson? Use our search tool to find industry professionals, such as architects, builders, planning consultants, surveyors and engineers.
Community Infrastructure Levy
What is the Community Infrastructure Levy? These pages offer guidance about relief and exemptions and access to application forms.
Community Right to Build
Learn about the Localism Act, small scale developments and the Community Right to Build Order.
New Homes Bonus Scheme
Details about the government scheme that provides funds to areas for new homes to be built locally.
Learn all about neighbourhood planning and what it may mean for the development you are working on.
Getting the most out of applying online
Find out about how to reduce your file sizes, minimise application validation delays, amend an online application and how to get help with your application.