You can apply for planning permission through the Planning
Portal, We encourage this type of application, the
- no printing and postage costs
- 24 hours a day service
- ability to create an electronic location plan
- add any attachments to your submission (plans etc)
- calculate and pay the fee online
You can still make applications in paper to the Planning
Office. All applications cannot be processed without the
correct form, fee and relevant supporting information.
Please check that you have everything you need before submitting
your application. More information on each of these
subjects is available from the links below.
Do I need planning permission?
If you are unsure whether alterations to your home requires
planning permission you can complete our
Do I need Planning
Permission? form. We will then check whether your
proposal will need planning permission and advise you
This check is provided for a fee of £25.
For non-domestic enquiries please see our Pre-application advice page.
The Planning Portal's interactive house and
guides provide easy access to information on many common
householder projects. You should still check with the
Planning Department to see if planning permission is required.
It makes good sense to do this - for your own peace of mind; for
record purposes when selling property; when raising the money; or
to show anyone who questions your right to build.
The Planning Portal mini-guides provide visual clarification of
the permitted development rules for specific projects:
Householder permitted development
On 30 May 2013 changes to householder
development and changes of use to business and agricultural
premises take effect. Details of these changes can be viewed on the
Planning Portal by clicking on this link:
Around 90% of all planning applications are decided under the
Scheme of Delegation and will not go to
a planning committee. Details on whether a planning
application will be 'delegated' or heard at committee can be
viewed by clicking on this link Online
Applications and entering the case details. The decision
level is displayed on the Further Information tab.
Viewing planning applications and appeals
Over the last few years we have worked towards making planning
applications and appeals available to view online. You can utilise
our Public Access website for this purpose by clicking on the link
Should you be unable to find the information you require online,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
details and if appropriate we will upload the information to our