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How to apply for planning permission

Make a planning application quickly and easily online.

Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, upload supporting documents and calculate fees online.

The benefits of applying online include:

  • you can work on your applications in draft before submission

  • immediate delivery and acknowledgement
  • savings on postage and printing costs
  • online help function when completing applications
  • online record of your completed application
  • make payment by telephone for quicker registration and validation of your application.

If you prefer you can complete your application form online and submit supporting documents and fees by post/email or you can drop them off at the Planning Information Office.

If it is not possible for you to make your application online you can download our planning forms.

Please note that a planning application cannot be progressed until all the necessary supporting information (validation requirements) and the appropriate fee is received.

If you do not own the whole of your property, you will need to advise the owner/part owner and any leaseholders of any works that you intend to carry out. You will also need to ensure that you have completed the correct certificate (certificate of ownership) when you complete your application form.

If you are unsure about the planning application process please see our guide.

Appointing someone to handle your application

You can appoint someone to handle your application on your behalf. The Agent/Solicitor/Builders details will then be published on our website.

There are also other organisations that can help you to prepare your application for submission:

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