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Planning applications

Most planning applications are submitted online. You can apply to every local authority in England through the Planning Portal.

You can submit an application to an authority in Wales using your Planning Portal login details by visiting Planning Applications Wales1.

The benefits are simple:

  • Quick and user-friendly system
  • Step-by-step help and advice
  • Attach plans and drawings
  • Save time and money

Find out more information on how to apply and the decision making process in the guidance below.


  1. https://1app.planningapplications.gov.wales/
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    Use the links below to start or view your planning applications.

    Start or view your planning applications
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        Buy a planning map

        Most planning applications require a location plan and a site plan you can purchase these through one of the Planning Portal's accredited suppliers.

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            Find a trade professional

            The Planning Portal has teamed up with quality service providers who can help you to find a trade professional and begin moving your project forward.

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                Fee calculator

                Calculate your planning fee with the Planning Portal's fee calculator.


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                1. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/app/fee-calculator
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                  Volume calculator

                  Calculate the volume for common types of house and loft extensions. This can help to determine if planning permission is needed.

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                    How to apply

                    Find out ways to apply, choosing your application, how much it costs and what you need to submit.

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                        The decision-making process

                        Find out about the application process, how they are processed, how long it will take to get a decision and what to do if your application is refused.

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                            Further information

                            Community Infrastructure Levy Application guide Consent types Paper forms

                                Consent types not available through the online system

                                You can download the relevant forms and associated documents in our paper forms section1.

                                • Application for Permission in Principle
                                • Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building
                                • Planning application for development relating to the onshore extraction of oil and gas
                                1. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/planning/planning-applications/paper-forms/find-and-download-paper-forms

                                Application types not currently available on the Planning Portal

                                If you wish to apply for the following, please contact your local planning authority or check their website for details1

                                • Application for modification of conditions relating to construction working hours
                                • Application for additional environmental approval to extend the duration of a planning permission
                                • Planning permission for mineral extraction or associated development
                                • Modification or discharge of a Section 106 planning obligation
                                1. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/find-your-local-planning-authority

                                The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.

                                The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.