The easiest way to apply for planning permission is online. We encourage pre-application discussions.

Pre-application advice

Before you apply for planning permission, please contact us to discuss your proposal, using the contact details on this page.

There is a charge for this, but it can help make sure you get your application right first time, saving you time and money.

To find out more, read our pre-application advice and pre-application advice for householders pages.

Applying online

You can apply for planning permission through the national Planning Portal.

Applying by post

If you would rather apply by post, download the forms you need from the Planning Portal - Paper forms web page, fill them in and send them back to us. You will also find notes available to help you with your application.

Local requirements list

If you are sending your forms to us by post, you must check our local requirements  to see what documents you should include with your application. If you don't send the correct documents your application will be invalid.

Read our local requirements for planning applications.

Advice on applying for planning permission

Whether you decide to apply online or by post, our guide to making a planning application page will give you advice on how to apply for planning permission and what you need to include.

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