We are currently 7 to 10 days behind in registering and processing new planning applications due to Covid-19. We are sorry for this delay.
You can apply for planning permission online. There are many advantages to submitting your application online. The benefits include:
- no printing and postage costs
- creating a site location plan
- applying anytime
- adding any attachments to your submission
- calculating your fees for you
Please note that when applying online you'll need to pay the fee directly to the Planning Portal. There will be a small charge for this service.
Please note that VAT is not payable when applying for planning permission.
Pay your application fee by phone
If you need to make a payment for a planning application not submitted online you can pay by credit or debit card over the phone on 0114 2734218.
- your application reference number, eg 12/01234/FUL
- your credit or debit card
Before you apply
Before you submit your application you should look at some of the advice and guidance which we provide. You may also wish to calculate your fees upfront.
Who can submit an application
You may need a professional agent to submit your application and represent you, unless your application proposal is very simple and you have access to the required technical drawings and documents.
We can’t recommend an agent, but websites of the main professional bodies provide lists of their members.
You might find it helpful to look at the quality of application submitted by the agent you are considering, and their record of successfully getting planning permission.
Submitting a paper application
You can still submit paper applications by post. You'll need to download and print documents from the Planning Portal and pay online. Please note that you only need to print and send one copy, not 3 as stated on the Planning Portal.