The most efficient way to submit a planning application is electronically and so it is strongly advised that this is done via the Planning Portal or emailed directly to 

Please be aware that the planning department has a high volume of planning applications at the current time and therefore it may take longer than anticipated to validate your application.

Please note that every effort should be made to avoid submitting anything to the planning department in paper during this time as we cannot guarantee timescales for receipt or the processing of the information.

Any representations in relation to planning applications/notifications should be submitted via the online comment facility at Commenting on planning applications or alternatively sent via email to

Download a paper planning application form and guidance notes

How do I apply for Planning Permission? The quickest and easiest way to make an application is to submit an online planning application. Submitting an application online will guide you through the process with step-by-step help and advice and will save you time Alternatively you can download the appropriate paper application…

Submit an Online Planning Application

The quickest and easiest way to make an application is to apply online via The Planning Portal. Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, upload supporting documents and pay fees online.

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