The first step is to establish if planning permission is required for the project you have in mind. Planning permission means asking us if you can carry out building work on your property. It will be granted (possibly subject to certain conditions) or refused. If it is refused we will let you know the reasons.
Find an existing planning application
If you have applied for planning permission you can find out about how your planning application is progressing. You can view, comment on and object to any current planning application using our Public Access system.
You can also find a decision and look up details of individual applications back to 1989 using this search.
Do I need planning permission?
Not all work will require planning permission. If your property is a listed building you must also apply for listed building consent. Planning permission may also be needed if your property is within a conservation area.
How do I apply for planning permission?
You need to apply for planning permission through the Planning Portal or directly to the Council.
Apply online via the Planning Portal
You can apply online using the Planning Portal where you will find a number of guides to help you.
When submitting a planning application the fee will depend on the type and size of application.
Please note, if you have submitted your application via the Planning Portal, you will need to pay the portal directly. If you pay us, the portal will not release the application to us and this may cause delays.
Find planning applications and view constraints in your area
You can use our interactive mapping to search for Planning Applications, Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and other information in your area.