The Government’s Guide To Planning Permission – This guide outlines when Planning Permission is needed and when it is not required. Also covered are the criteria on which a decision to grant permission is based, and the appeals procedure including grounds of appeal.
The Planning Portal delivered by the Department of Communities and Local Government – Most planning applications can be submitted online. The Government’s Planning Portal provides step-by-step help and advice for online applications and about the planning system in England and Wales in general. It is aimed at home owners, businesses, planning professionals and Government officials. It contains guides to loft conversions, extensions, conservatories, outbuildings and porches as well as providing information on the Building Regulations.
Local Authorities – Local Authorities operate websites used for tracking and commenting on Planning Applications.
Planning Applications – This provides a free guide to the UK Town Planning System compiled by Ian Butter BSc FRICS. Topics covered include make a planning application, fees, the use classes order, changes of use, listed buildings, extending your home and appeals. There is also a free online planning advice service.
The Law Society – Runs a Planning Law accreditation scheme for lawyers. This allows the public to search for a local Planning Law Lawyer or Legal Executive who through rigorous examination and testing has demonstrated that they have a high level of knowledge, skills and experience in dealing with planning law.