Make a planning application

The quickest, simplest and cheapest way to apply for planning permission is online through the Planning Portal:

We recommend that you apply online but you can also download forms as PDF documents and print them out. Further information, including our validation checklist and planning application forms, can be found below.

Additional planning forms required

Biodiversity checklist:

The biodiversity checklist provides guidance on the biodiversity assessment requirements for the validation of planning applications.

Ownership forms and certificates

When making a planning application you must provide details of ownership of the site. If you do not own all the land to which your application relates you will need to serve notice on the owner and if you do not know all of the owners of the land you must publish the relevant notice in a local newspaper. For more information about ownership forms and which ones need to be completed please:

Help and assistance

Various guidelines, checklists and help documents are available to help you with your planning application. Additional guidance is provided on the Planning Portal.

Before you apply for planning permission, you may find it helpful to discuss your proposals with us. Our advice can help you get your application right, which could save you time and money, please see:

Application forms

For details of the different types of Planning consent, please:

For the following applications please check you have included all the support information required. For details of these please:

Planning application forms