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The Planning Portal is the home of planning and building regulations information and the national planning application service for England and Wales.

Since it was established in 2002 the Planning Portal has safely processed more than three million planning applications and over 90 per cent of all planning applications are submitted through our site.

Our aim is to provide answers, services and information to anyone involved in the planning process, from home owners and businesses to planning professionals and government officials. We deliver this by working in partnership with every local authority in England and Wales and continue to pursue new opportunities to transform planning and building.

Use the list below to find out more information about the Planning Portal structure, vision, mission, history and contact details.

    About the Planning Portal

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      Professional Portal

      Access a range of useful advice and tools for submitting online planning applications via the Portal and learn about the services that the Planning Portal can offer to make your job easier and more productive.

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          Local authorities

          The Planning Portal works with local authorities to deliver efficiencies within the planning and building processes. In this section find practical information and resources specifically designed to help local authorities.

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              Help

              In this section find useful guidance on using the application system, FAQs and a glossary of planning terms.

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                  Advertise with us

                  Details of the advertising, sponsorship and other commercial opportunities on the Planning Portal including pricing and artwork specifications.

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                      News

                      Read the latest planning sector news and developments, via our news feed page or our weekly headlines round-up:


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                        Jobs

                        Find a new career either with the Planning Portal or view industry wide jobs, provided in partnership with The Planner Jobs.

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                            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.