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Planning applications and process

The information about planning applications and process are contained in a number of related pages.

Find and comments 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.

Key Planning Applications
Information about key planning applications which are on going with links to the details on Public Access.

Permitted development
How to check whether you need planning permission.  Details and fees for our permitted development enquiry service.

Pre-applications
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.

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. 

Additional guidance documents for making an application

Planning for Householders
Forms and guidance about applying to extend your home.

Planning process
What happens to an application, validation, publicity and consultation, commenting, consideration, decision, discharging conditions and appeal.

Commenting on applications
How to comment on applications, what to include in your comments and what happens to them.

Plans panels
What panels are, when they meet, public speaking, making planning decisions, procedures and protocols.

Planning constraints
Issues that need to be taken into account when applying for planning permission.

Planning Decisions
Find out about planning decisions

Planning appeals
How to make an appeal and the appeal process. 

Planning enforcement
What happens if someone builds without permission.  How to make an enforcement complaint.  Register of notices.

Planning service improvements and performance
Service improvements which have come from customer feedback.  How we are doing against service standards and targets.