Before submitting your application, discuss your proposal with your neighbours and get advice from us.
Please be aware that we are experiencing technical problems with the application planning system. Our technicians are working to resolve these as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Follow the guidance here.
Discuss your proposal with those who could be affected by your project, including occupiers of adjoining property or representatives of the local community.
Take into account their views when preparing your application, including details of these consultations in an accompanying statement.
Use our pre-application advice service. Using this service leads to quicker decisions on applications with more positive outcomes as we'll identify any additional conditions you may need to take into account when preparing your application.
Using the Planning Portal is the preferred way to submit your application to us.
Registration is easy, and once you have an account you can complete your application form, buy site location plans, upload supporting documents and pay fees online.
Alternatively, send us your application via email or post.
We would always recommend that you apply online.
However, if you do want a paper copy of an application form, you can download them here .
To work out how much you'll need to pay, use the Planning Portal fee calculator. This will calculate the cost based on your application type, and any reductions or exemptions you may be entitled to.