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Apply for planning permission

You can submit a planning application using the National Planning Portal.

All application forms and guidance on completing forms are available on the national website.

If you are new to the planning process you should first establish if you need planning permission.

We can provide you with advice before you submit a planning application.

If you don't need planning permission you may still need building regulation consent.

Fees for applications

You can use an online calculator to work out the fee for your application. You can also view a list of all fees for planning applications in England (PDF, 71KB).

What to submit with your application

All planning applications must be submitted with the correct documents.

These include

Check list for applications

For most planning applications the following documents must be submitted:

  • The original and 3 copies of a completed and dated application form
  • The original and 3 copies of a plan which identifies the land to which the application relates drawn to an identified scale and showing the direction of north
  • The original and 3 copies of other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application
  • The original and 3 copies of a design and access statement if proposed works fall within a conservation area or World Heritage Site, or relate to a Listed Building
  • The correct fee
  • The original and 3 copies of the completed, dated Ownership Certificate (A, B, C or D - as applicable)
  • The original and 3 copies of the completed, dated Article 7 Certificate (Agricultural Holdings)

Listed buildings

View a full list of requirements for applications relating to listed buildings and conservation areas.

Submitted applications – what happens next

Find out what happens to your submitted application and how a decision is made.

Find out who will make a decision on your application.

Independent planning advice

Planning Aid provides free and impartial advice on planning issues.