Planning permission applications

Before making an application for planning permission, we recommend that you first seek advice from the Council on planning applications .

We encourage you to apply and pay for your planning application online via the Planning Portal, to help speed up the process.

The benefits of this are:

  • there is guidance available online
  • you can save and work on your application in draft
  • you can submit at any time without the delays and cost associated with traditional postal systems
  • you can attach all the necessary documents
  • you can buy location plans and site plans
  • you can pay electronically via the Planning Portal when you make the application
  • you can archive your application with a download facility for storing on your own computer
  • it saves you the cost of paper.