The Planning Portal was established by UK government in 2002 to allow planning applications in England and Wales to be processed electronically.

Planning and Building Control

Most planning and building control applications are now submitted online. You can apply to every local authority in England and Wales through the Planning Portal.

When beginning a project you must consider whether the development will need to have planning permission or building regulations approval or your project may need both. These are two separate applications and must be applied for individually, you can apply for both using the Planning Portal’s services.

You will need to create a separate account for each of the application services. You can register and sign in using the links here.

Professional Portal

The Professional Portal is a hub of tools, services and guidance for those working in the planning and building industry.

Here you will find signposts to select areas of the Planning Portal that have been designed to help you plan and manage your project in an easy and accessible way.

Use their calculators to determine whether an extension is within permitted development limits and calculate your application fee, access legislation and guidance; such as use classes and approved documents, buy plans and maps from one of our three providers, keep up to date with industry news and find contact details of your local council.

You can use the link on the right hand side to access the portal.