Apply for planning permission

Create an application

Planning applications are submitted using the national Planning Portal website. This portal makes applying quicker and easier than ever before and also means that you do not have to print out plans or post any forms to us.

On the planning portal you can:

  • apply for planning permission
  • apply for listed building consent
  • create a site plan
  • attach supporting documents and information (such as plans and photographs)
  • pay the correct application fee (the portal works out the fee for you)

Please note: any reports that are submitted to this authority will be published on our website without the redaction of signatures unless expressly asked otherwise at the time of submission.

Go to the planning portal

What do I need to have a valid application?

When you submit an online application, the first thing we do is check you've provided all the information we need to assess it. We call this process ‘validation’.

A valid application completed online via the planning portal, should:

  • meet relevant local validation list requirements
  • include a completed certificate of ownership
  • include a location plan, site plans and where relevant elevations, floor and roof plan

In some cases you may be asked to submit further details or to clarify your proposals.

Submitting a valid application does not mean that your application has been approved, it simply means that we have all the information we need to consider your application in a timely manner.

Getting a valid application can sometimes be a complex process. To help with this, we offer a pre-validation checking service which is free for householders.

You can see all valid applications online.

Site/block plan requirements

A site plan/block plan may be required with your application. If you are unsure as to what information should be provided in such a plan, an example is available to download:

Download the example

Further assistance

You can check the architects’ registration board register to see if someone is an architect.