Planning permission

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Apply for planning permission

Paper Applications

Paper applications are available here and should be sent to our ePlanning centre at Headquarters (address below) for processing. Please do not submit paper applications to area offices or service points. This also applies to additonal or supporting documentation you may need to send to us in relation to existing planning applications.


Plans, drawings and material which are submitted as part of a planning application and are accessible on our Public Access site are protected by the Copyright Acts 1988 Act. For copyright reasons, you may only download and print material for consultation and inspection purposes (e.g. checking that developments are in accordance with the approved plans). authorization to re-use copyright material should be sought from the copyright holder.

Any mapping based on Ordnance Survey material is subject to Crown Copyright. You may view or download this for private and non-commercial purposes. For any other purpose, you should contact Ordnance Survey for advice if you wish to licence Ordnance Survey mapping.

Major developments

If you are submitting an application for major development, you must submit a Proposal of Application Notice at least 12 weeks before the date you are intending to submit your planning application.

Changes to applications

Use our Request for Variation form to describe minor changes after a planning decision has been made or to request variations to applications under consideration. Send this along with any amended drawings as per our process below for submitting additional information.

Submitting additional information

If you have additional information you would like to provide in connection with a submitted application, you can  submit follow up documentation to us electronically using a new online form within the new portal

The online form in the portal is called Post Submission Additional Documents (PSAD) and should be used to submit the following:

  • Request for Variation form - You should submit a Request for Variation form to us if you would like to make changes to an existing planning application
    The Request for Variation form should be attached to the Post Submission Additional Documents (PSAD) online form
  • Planning Application additional documents
  • Notice of Review Application additional documents
  • Appeal a Refusal or other decision additional documents
  • Appeal a Notice additional documents

Even though the original applications (below) cannot be made using, you can still use the PSAD online form on the Portal to submit follow up documents for:

  • Development Enquiry additional documents (Even though original application cannot be made via the
  • Pre-application Advice additional documents

When submitting additional information please make sure:

  • Quote your original application reference number on any documents you send
  • Include a scale bar on all plans
  • Plans should be correctly named, for example, "elevation", "site plan", "floor plan"
  • Revised plans should use the original description and be correctly titled as such, drawing number followed by 'Rev A/B/C as appropriate' and include a date of the revision
  • The date you send any additional information should be clearly marked on plans
  • Requests for minor changes must also be sent to our ePlanning Centre

If you are unable to use the PSAD online form in the new portal, you can email or post the information to our ePlanning Centre. Contact details are further down this page.

ePlanning support

Report problems using our ePlanning site

For guidance on how to submit applications using the portal you can read how to use

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