Apply for business planning permission

You can make certain types of minor changes without planning permission. The legislation can be very complicated. In some cases, you may also require building regulation approval.

Before you apply for planning permission

If you'd like some advice or help with your application, you can contact us before you apply. We can advise you on what information you'll need to provide for us to validate your application, plans and drawings.

Before you apply, you should:

How to apply for planning permission

You can apply for:

  • Full planning permission - by submitting detailed plans.
  • Outline planning permission - to establish the principle of the development. This allows you to provide more detailed information later in the planning process.
  • Advertisement consent.

You can see what supporting information you'll need to apply in our Local List. Download the Local List

If you do not provide all the required information, we cannot process your application.

Apply for permission on the Planning Portal

Help with applying for planning permission

You may find some of the information helpful if you're applying for full planning permission.