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Submitting planning applications

If you are submitting a planning application, it is essential that you submit the relevant information with your application, in the appropriate format and with the correct fee (see paying for planning applications) so that we can validate and process your application efficiently. Guidance on the information required to be submitted with an application is available via the relevant link on the left of this page. 

Planning applications can either be submitted in paper format or electronically through the Planning Portal.

If you submit in a paper format, the validation process is quicker if you also provide a CD with electronic versions of large drawings or reports. Please read our guidance note on the electronic submission of planning drawings and supporting documents (10KB).

You can download application forms and guidance notes for planning permission, listed building consent, advertisement consent, works to trees and more.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Department of the Built Environment to obtain pre-application advice before the submission of a planning application.