Planning application process - step by step

This step-by-step guide explains when you need planning permission and helps complete the process

Use our step-by-step guide to find out if you need permission to make changes to your property, such as home improvements or extensions. It will also guide you through the application process.

  1. Find out if you need planning permission for work to your property
  2. We recommend you get pre-application advice to make sure your application has the best chance of succeeding
  3. How to submit your planning application and what it will cost
  4. How to pay for planning applications

  5. Information on how we make a decision to grant or refuse planning permission
  6. Appeal a planning application decision