Apply for planning permission

The Planning Portal is the national planning application service and works in partnership with every local authority across England and Wales

Our online planning application search facility is undergoing essential systems maintenance.  This affects planning applications and documentation submitted after 3 January 2020. Queries should be sent via email to planning@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Planning Portal: Home

The Portal makes planning and building information, applications, and services, simpler, quicker and more accessible. Using the Planning Portal is the preferred way to submit your planning application to us.


First find out if you need planning permission, consult those affected by your development, and then use our pre-application advice service.
Find out if you need planning permission and how to submit your application online
Many home improvement projects are classed as permitted development. This means that, subject to certain conditions and limits, they do not require planning permission
Our step by step guidance will take you through the process, including fees, what you need to submit with your application and how long it will take
We would always recommend that you apply online. However, if you do want a paper copy of an application form, you can download it here.
For a planning application to be valid, you must submit certain documents to meet national and local validation requirements as well as the correct fee
Use the Planning Portal fee calculator to calculate the cost based on your application type, and any reductions or exemptions you may be entitled to

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