Apply for planning permission
Check if you need planning permission
If you are considering an extension or alteration to your home, you may need Planning Permission.
Our Pre-Application Advice Service (PDF) aims to supply consistent and timely advice that reduces the risks involved in making a planning application. This can help reduce time taken to progress an application through the formal decision making service.
Please see below for the pre-application planning advice forms:
Further information on whether you need or don't need planning permission, is also available on the Planning Portal website.
Plans and drawings
For professional assistance in submitting an application and for the supply of drawings (if required), please see a list of Accredited Partner Planning Agents (PDF) or go to the Planning Portal - Buy a Plan website.
You can also use our online system to receive a quote from our Building Control Partner Agents:
Get a quote for building drawings service online
Do you need building regulations approval?
As well as getting planning permission you may need separate approval for a new building, extension or major alteration.
The work needs to reach certain standards so that the building is safe and energy efficient.
Please see the check if you need building regulations approval webpage for further information.