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Most people use the Planning Portal to submit applications to us as it is the quickest and most reliable way to ensure they reach us without delay. Registration is easy, and you can complete your application form, buy site location plans and upload supporting documents.

You can use the help centre if you encounter a problem or have a query. You can also call them on 0333 323 4589.


Alternative options

If you don’t use the Planning Portal you can download and complete an application form from the list below and send it together with any supporting documents to

Use our fee calculator to find the right application fee.

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We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the purposes of processing personal data, which we do in accordance with EU and UK data protection law.  For details of how we do this in the building control service please see our privacy statement.  If you have any concerns about how your personal data is handled, please contact the Data Protection Officer at