Apply for planning permission
The best way to apply is online through the government’s Planning website, the Planning Portal. You can complete the form, attach your documents and pay.
Before you apply, have you:
checked if you need permission for the work you want to do?
found out what you need to supply with an application?
understood how much it will cost?
There's lots more information on how to apply on the Planning Portal website.
What happens next?
Your application comes back to us to decide if you can go ahead. We'll look at how it affects the local area, the environment and other people.
We will usually tell you our decision within eight weeks. The time limit for large or complex applications is 13 weeks.
Paper application forms
If you cannot submit online, you can download and print a paper form from the Planning Portal. You can then complete this and send it into us.
Some forms are not yet available via the link above, these can be found below:
Prior Approval - Change of use from Shops (Class A1)/Financial & Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés (Class A3)