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Important information: Public Access maps

We are currently experiencing issues with the functionality of some maps within our Public Access system (the system which allows you to view and comment on planning applications), and are working to resolve these as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Make an application

Before submitting your application please read Permitted Development - Do I need Planning Permission first - see the Related Pages section on this page.

General guidance
There are different forms depending on the type of application you are making and you may need to complete more than one. There are guidance notes for each type to assist you. Validation criteria are also provided for each application type which list what you need to submit with your application for it to be valid. 

Applying online
You can apply online through the Planning Portal. Please note that we do not accept applications on CD/DVD or by email.

The Portal enables you to:

  • Identify the correct form and to complete the planning application form online
  • Make your payment and attach your drawings and documents
  • Buy site maps online 
  • Calculate the planning fee using the online fee calculator
  • Pay for your application online if you choose
  • You can choose to send the application online, or print your application to post to us.

If you do not want to apply online 
Please note we do not accept applications on CD/DVD or by email.
You can download the application forms to complete and send to us from the Planning application forms, guidance notes and validation criteria page on Related Pages.


You will need to submit the original plus 1 copy of the application form, plans or drawings and other information.

Where to send planning applications
Please send your planning applications to Planning Services,Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds,
LS2 8HD.

Application fees
Most applications will also require a fee. You can use the fee calculator to calculate the fees due or you can refer to the fee sheet . If you apply online you can also pay the fee online. If not, please send a cheque made payable to Leeds City Council or ring us on 0113 2224409 if you wish to pay by credit or debit card.  

What you need to submit with your application
You will need to refer to the validation criteria which details the plans, drawings and other documents which should be submitted with your application. Please refer to the Planning application forms, guidance notes and validation criteria page on the Related Pages.

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