How to make a planning application
What we look at
When assessing a planning application, we look at things such as development plan policies, design, traffic, noise, privacy and public safety. We also review comments from the public and the impact on the natural or built environment. See also: How we process planning applications.
Track its progress
After your application is registered you can track its progress with our planning application search.
If the application is granted you will have to comply with any conditions that are applied.
When you will get a decision
We have a statutory period of two months to make a decision on your application, unless it falls within the category of 'major developments'. In this case we have four months. If your application is complex, we may ask for more time to deal with it.
For more information contact your local Planning and Building Standards office.