Preparing your Application
You will need to provide us with enough information for us to be able to fully understand your proposals. Read about the information needed with your application, and how to prepare files to make your application online.
Please note, that we no longer accept planning applications by email. Our preferred method of submission is online through the Planning Portal. Alternatively, you can also submit by post.
However, if you are applying under the prior approval scheme, and your application type is not available on the Planning Portal, we will accept these by email.
Click on the link below to go to the Planning Portal website. Register your details, if you haven't done so before, and log in.Apply Online through the Planning Portal
The Planning Portal offers comprehensive online help as you make your application. If you are still unsure of anything, Contact Planning and Building Control Services.
Apply on Paper
If you wish, paper forms are available to download.Download Application Forms
Fee payments for applications submitted through the planning portal can be made using the portal’s financial transaction service.
For applications submitted by post, we accept payment by card over the phone. We also accept payment by bank transfer, by prior arrangement. Please call 0115 8764447.
We do not accept payment for planning application fees by cash or cheque.
You can download a current list of all fees from the following link.