Applying for planning permissin

Applying for planning permission

  • Which? explains the planning process
  • How to avoid common mistakes in your application
  • The experts who can help you gain planning permission
  • How long a planning application should take - and how much it will cost

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This article, Applying for planning permission, was last updated on 28 March 2008 and is now out of date and held in our online archive for reference. Explore our latest Home & garden articles.

What's in this guide

How to apply

Boost your chances of success with our guide

Types of permission

Choose the right route to get the permission you need

Making the application

Get the paperwork right and your application won't get held up

How long will it take?

It should take eight weeks from start to finish 

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