Apply for planning permission

Apply online for planning permission.

Please note, new fees will be introduced from 1 April 2021 for submitting planning applications by paper, and for applying for non-material variations to a planning consent. 

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.

From 1 April 2021, an additional administration fee will be payable should you decide to submit your application by paper rather than via the portal. The fee will be as follows:

Administration charge for planning applications submitted on paper
Householder applications£50
Other local applications (and applications for consent, prior notifications, certificates of lawfulness and so on)£100
Major applications£300
Exemptions to this charge would include:
  • any application that can't be submitted on the national planning portal - - including pre-application screening notices, proposal of application notices, modification or discharge of planning obligations and high hedge applications
  • customers who are registered disabled with a visual impairment or other condition which means that they have difficulty using computer equipment

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

Email completed forms to

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


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

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).

Please note, from 1 April 2021 there will be a fee for these applications as follows:

Fees for non-material variations applications
Householder developmentNo fee for the first application if made within 12 months of the date of the decision of the application.
Otherwise, the fee is £75.
Any new housing development (local or major)£75 per house or flat
Other local development and other applications for consent, prior notifications, certificate of lawfulness and so on£100
Other major development£300

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 or look at the 'scale of fees' document above.

You can also phone our payment centre on 0141 577 3008.

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

Contact us


Phone: 0141 577 3001

Last modified on 31 March 2021

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