Planning applications for businesses

If you want to expand your business premises, build new premises or change the use of existing premises, you may need to apply for planning permission. The Planning Portal provides detailed advice and guidance on this and you may find the common projects section most useful. 

Pre-application advice

We provide a pre-application advice service for both minor and major proposals.

There is a charge for this service.

Service charter for business

Our Service Charter for Business sets out our service commitments to help businesses through the planning process.

Our aim is to support local businesses in bringing forward high quality new developments.

Application forms

You can download application forms for business planning applications here.