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Planning services

Welcome to the Planning Services home page. Town Planning is all about where something is built and what its going to look like at the end of the process.

Use the links below and along the left hand side of this page to find out more about planning applications, how to apply for planning permission, planning advice, planning enforcement and other information about the planning process.

We hope you find everything you are looking for but if not, please contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this page.

New Solent Disturbance and Mitigation Project, applicable From 7 July 2014, more information here

From the 1st May 2014, any applications which are made invalid and where the additional information requested is not submitted within the time frame given, will be returned in the post along with a 25% administration cost taken from the planning fee refund.

Planning Policy pages.

The Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule is in effect. From this date all applications that are CIL liable in accordance with the Charging Schedule will need to pay the applicable CIL charge. Further information about CIL can be found on the CIL webpage.

Information on permitted development and prior approval can be found here.

Register your planning application online by going to – quick, direct and economical Please note: We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties and would encourage any plans submitted not to be over A3 size - where possible.

Online planning applications - view, comment or object

You can view planning applications online and make comments or objections for consideration. These pages provide key information on how to do this as well as information on how to appeal against a decision.

View all planning applications

Major planning applications

Apply for planning permission

These pages contain useful information about how to apply for planning permission. The pages advise you how to submit an application and what happens once the application has been submitted. Paper application forms are available on the link on the left hand menu.

Basic details required for planning applications

Pre-application advice (Including permitted development) 

Planning & Rights of Way Panel

The Planning & Rights of Way Panel is a panel of elected members (councillors) who make decisions on about 10% of all planning applications and meet approximately every four weeks.

More information about the panel

Planning & Rights of Way Panel agendas 

Revision of the Local Validation Criteria for Planning Applications

Advice about the planning process

These pages offer advice about the planning process including whether you may need planning permission and how to contact our duty planning officers for advice.

Do I need planning permission?

How can I get advice from a duty planning officer?

A to Z glossary of planning terms

Other planning related services

Other areas of this website have information about the planning service that may be of help to you. Please follow the relevant link below to go to this area of the website.

Planning policy for information about the city's plans and policies

Building Control for advice on Building Regulations

Historic Environment for information about conservation areas and listed buildings

Trees for information about Tree Preservation Orders and High Hedges

Downloadable documents

Contact information