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We have developed excellent partnerships with local authorities to change the culture of planning and provide accessible, open and transparent online planning services to citizens and professionals.

Around 90 per cent of applications are now submitted online. With financial and resource constraints on both central and local government, we need to tackle further obstacles to realise a truly online planning service.

This section offers practical information and resources to support local authorities working with us.

Use the panel on the right hand side to sign in to the Planning Portal, access submitted applications and update your local authority contact details.

Below you will find a link to our Knowledge Hub group, information about how we can support development management teams and details on how you can get in contact with us1.


Please note: The following services are now provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Planning Inspectorate:

  1. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200202/services_and_information/106/meet_the_team/3
  2. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/applying-for-energy-infrastructure-consents
  3. https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/
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    Local Authority online services

    Log in to LPA Admin to:

    • Download applications
    • Administer planning attachment requirements
    Log in to your Local Authority account


    The Planning Portal LPA Admin site is restricted to Local Authorities only.  You will need to change your password on your Planning Portal account before visiting LPA Admin for the first time. You can do that by following this link1.


    1. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/app/first-login

      Join our Knowledge Hub group

      Share your views and help us to develop new applications and services for local authorities by collaborating with us and contributing to our Knowledge Hub group. Please note, this group is exclusively for local authorities.

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          Supporting local authorities: services and resources

          Here you can find details of how local planning authorities can benefit from efficiencies through the Planning Portal's suite of products and content, along with recommendations and updates.

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              Local Authority monthly bulletin

              Subscribe to our monthly Local Authority bulletin, specifically tailored to planning and building control departments. Delivered directly to your mailbox each month, free of charge.

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                  Common causes of invalid planning applications

                  The Planning Portal is working hard to address this by asking all local authorities who do not offer their own plans or have a preferred supplier to direct users to the Planning Portal Buy a Plan service.

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                    Planning Market Insight Report

                    The Planning Portal is in the unique position of receiving around 90 per cent of all planning applications submitted to LPAs. We’ve developed this report to give unrivalled access to this data.

                      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.