On 6 December 2023, planning fees for all applications increased in accordance with the changes made by the government. Further information on the fee changes can be found on the planning portal.

The easiest way to submit a planning application is online through the planning portal.

Alternatively, you can download the standard planning application form from the planning portal to complete and send in the post.

Applying online has lots of advantages:

  • your form is submitted immediately and you get confirmation that it has been received
  • online help, including video tutorials    
  • an online record of your completed applications    
  • no wasted paper, post and printing costs.

If you wish, you can appoint an agent, such as an architect or a builder, to make the application for you. We will check your application thoroughly and contact you to let you know whether the process has started or if you need to provide further information.