Apply for planning permission

Apply online for planning permission.

Before you start

  • You need to submit relevant plans, drawings and information
  • Make sure you have the correct supporting documents
  • You need your reference number to pay your fee
  • You pay your fee after submitting your application

Visit the website to make an application.

Please note, we can't accept these applications by email.

Applications you can make to us

The following applications can't be made through the website, but can be made directly to us:

Complete a Non-material Variation application online

Email completed forms to the Planning team.

Please note, there's no additional administration fee for submitting the above applications by email or in paper.

What happens next

We'll respond within 20 working days from when we get your application and fee. We'll write to you to confirm if your application is valid and ready to process.

Please note, due to Covid-19, planning applications may take longer than normal to process. 

Pre-application advice

From 1 October 2020, due to a significant backlog of work that has built up due to the Covid-19 lockdown, we'll be unable to offer verbal or written pre-application planning advice for most developments. Exceptions will be made for major developments and those promoting significant economical benefit and job opportunities. In such a case, email your enquiry to the Planning team.

We apologise to customers for any inconvenience that this causes and we aim to restore the service as soon as possible.

Non-material variations

If you wish to make any substantial alterations to your proposal once you have consent, then you'll need to apply again. However, if it's only a minor (non-material) change then you can apply for a non-material variation (document available in the 'Before you start' section of this web page).

Fees and how to pay

We no longer accept cheques. You can only pay by debit card or credit card.

Calculate your fees on the website .

You can also phone our payment centre.

Lines are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.15pm. You must quote the reference number or address that the planning application relates to.

Pay online

Last modified on 17 August 2022