Apply for planning permission

Before you make a planning application check if you need planning permission as there are a wide range of developments that don't require planning permission.

How to apply

The quickest and easiest way to obtain planning permission is to apply electronically through the Planning Portal.

  Planning Portal   

The Planning Portal use simple forms and tools to assist you in creating your application. They are linked directly to our planning database system and we can import all of your planning application details and attachments quickly and conveniently. You can also pay for your planning application through this process.  This saves you and us time in processing your application.

Planning application forms are also available to print from the Planning Portal. Select 'Plymouth City Council' as the planning authority, choose your application type, print out the application form and return it to Planning Department, Floor 2, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 3BJ.

What you have to submit

Your application must include:

If you don't supply the correct information your application may not be registered or refused.

Planning applications are public documents and are available to view online.

Email or call 01752 304366 for more advice or information.

Postal applications

We strongly advise you to create your applications online through either the Planning Portal or through iAPPLY. Both sites allow a easy step by step process and guides to ensure you send through the correct documentation and you can easily make payment or link your client to your planning application to pay. It is a lot easier and quicker than creating a paper based application and is more environmentally friendly.