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I'm applying online and can't find the form I need

If you are unsure of what type of application you need, or simply want to see what types are available, our guide to choosing an application type1, and more detailed list of consent types2 should give you a good idea of the types on offer and what they should be used for.

You can also contact your Local Planning Authority (LPA) if you are still unsure or require definitive confirmation.

Find your Local Planning Authority

Once you know what type of application you require…

To start an online application on the Planning Portal, you will need to register for an account or log in if you already have one3.

  1. Once logged in, click ‘Start new application +'
  2. Begin by naming your application, and finding the site address or grid reference.
  3. You will then be asked to select what type of application you want.
  4. Search for the application type or scroll down the list to find the relevant type.

Many types of application are provided on our online service, but some are only currently available as PDF forms4.


  1. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/planning/planning-applications/application-guide
  2. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/planning/planning-applications/consent-types
  3. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/app/applications
  4. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/planning/planning-applications/paper-forms/consent-types-not-available-through-the-online-system-and-paper-form-chooser

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.