Planning Portal

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Information for professionals

The Planning Portal offers a wide range of interactive services and guidance on the planning system for all professionals working in the sector.

Please send us your feedback on what additional services and advice you'd like to see on the Planning Portal.

Submitting applications

Find out who's applying online, which LPAs receive online payment and access a range of guidance to aid your online submissions.

Planning for a Greener Future

The cost of paper and other consumables, the staff-time to handle it, the utilities required to process it and the energy used to transport it can all be minimised or avoided by working online.

Carbon Pledge

Signing the Planning Portal’s Carbon Pledge commits planning professionals to maximise CO² savings by submitting all planning applications online

Planning Portal Events

Find out about or upcoming workshops and events where you can meet with Portal experts to ask questions and get first hand advice.

PDF Map Tools

The Planning Portal has produced a guidance note to assist LPAs in using the recently deployed PDF map measurement tools.

LDF Guidance

A comprehensive guidance document has been produced by the Planning Inspectorate, which seeks to expand on the 'Early Experiences' leaflet published by the Inspectorate at the end of last year.

Major Application Guidance - England

The Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS) provides an independent and impartial advisory service to Local Planning Authorities and their partners in relation to the delivery of large scale housing and mixed use development projects.