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Planning applications and process

The Related Pages section on this page directs you to information about planning applications and process.

Find and comment on applications using online Public Access. This allows you to view details of planning and Building Regulation applications and planning appeals received since 1 April 1974.You can also see details of licensing applications.

Permitted development

How to check whether you need planning permission. Details and fees for our permitted development enquiry service.Please see the permitted development page.


Useful information before you make an application and details of our advice service and fees.Planning performance agreements for large scale majors and other key regeneration projects. Please see the pre-application enquiries page.

Make an application
Make an application online through the Planning Portal

Application forms, guidance notes and validation criteria

The forms and guidance you need to make an application including applying online through the planning portal. Please see the planning application forms guidance notes and validation criteria page.

Community Infrastructure Levy

This will be implemented from 6 April 2015 and be payable on most planning applications. Please see the community infrastructure page.

Additional guidance documents for making an application

Please see the additional guidance documents for making an application page.

Planning for Householders

Forms and guidance about applying to extend your home. Please see the planning for householders page.

Planning process

What happens to an application, validation, publicity and consultation, commenting, consideration, decision, discharging conditions and appeal. Please see the planning process page.


Commenting on applications

How to comment on applications, what to include in your comments and what happens to them. Please see the commenting on applications page

Plans panels

What panels are, when they meet, public speaking, making planning decisions, procedures and protocols.Please see the plans panels page.


Planning constraints

Issues that need to be taken into account when applying for planning permission.Please see the planning constraints page.

Planning Decisions

Find out about planning decisions. Please see the planning decisions page.

Planning appeals

How to make an appeal and the appeal process. Please see the planning appeals page.

Planning enforcement

What happens if someone builds without permission.How to make an enforcement complaint.Register of notices.Please see the planning enforcement page.

Planning service improvements and performance

Service improvements which have come from customer feedback.How we are doing against service standards and targets.​​​Please see the planning service improvements and performance page.​​


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