Make a planning application

Please note that from 6 June 2016 we will no longer accept cash payments for Planning and Building Control applications and all other planning and building control related transactions.

We welcome the submission of planning applications online through the Planning Portal.

Make an online planning application

The Planning Portal will take you through the online submission process from selecting the appropriate forms and attaching documents to formally submitting the application and paying the application fee.

To make sure your electronic application is correctly presented please refer to our guide to submitting electronic files with planning applications.

You will have to register with the Planning Portal, but this will allow you to save and return to applications in progress.

You can buy maps from the planning portal to support your application using the Planning Portal's - Buy a Plan

Pre application advice

Please read our pre application advice section before submitting a formal planning application. For major developments, our separate pre application for major developments section may be useful.

Application forms

If you do not wish to submit your application online you can submit a written application by downloading the relevant application form.

The application forms, guidance notes and validation checklists can be found on the Planning Application Forms webpage

Fees and charges

You can calculate the fee for any application using the Planning Portal's - Fee Calculator

Details of planning fees are also available.