Planning Authorities of England, Scotland and Wales

Find your Planning Authority

In the following list, we have sought to bring together web addresses for every planning authority dealing with day-to-day development management in England, Wales and Scotland.

There are two main exceptions.

Firstly, for applications in England concerning minerals or waste, the planning authority you need may not be one of those authorities listed below, but instead may be a county council. However, the planning authorities listed below will be able to advise you how to proceed in such circumstances.

Secondly, special arrangements may apply in areas which have been designated as Enterprise Zones or which have other special administrative arrangements. It is best to enquire locally about these.

Many different kinds of local authorities have planning responsibilities and they organise their websites in many different ways. In England especially, the structure of local government is something of a patchwork, with several different kinds of authority providing planning services. This is reflected in websites: for example, the websites for district councils may sometimes be reached through, or be part of, the county’s website.

On many councils’ websites, Planning is prominent on the council’s home page. In others, it may be found in areas of the website such as residents’ services, environment or business. To make life easier, we’ve tried to find the web address which will be most useful when you’re trying to find out about planning policies and procedures. This is usually a Planning ‘home page’; it will often offer a link to building control and sometimes there will be links to other relevant topics such as land charges.

Finally, councils’ websites change quite frequently and although we’ve checked the sites carefully, we can’t be certain that they will remain unaltered. Indeed, one or two were in the process of redesign when we complied the list.

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Planning Authorities in England

Name

Adur

Allerdale

Amber Valley

Arun

Ashfield

Ashford

Aylesbury Vale

Babergh

Barking and Dagenham

Barnet

Barnsley

Basildon

Basingstoke and Deane

Bassetlaw

Bath and North East Somerset

Bedford

Bexley

Birmingham

Blaby

Blackburn with Darwen

Blackpool

Bolsover

Bolton

Boston

Bournemouth

Bracknell Forest

Bradford

Braintree

Breckland

Brent

Brentwood

Brighton & Hove

Bristol

Broadland

Broads National Park

Bromley

Bromsgrove

Broxbourne

Broxtowe

Burnley

Bury

Calderdale

Cambridge

Camden

Cannock Chase

Canterbury

Carlisle

Castle Point

Central Bedfordshire

Charnwood

Chelmsford

Cheltenham

Cherwell

Cheshire East

Chesterfield

Chichester

Chiltern

Chorley

Christchurch

Colchester

Copeland

Corby

Cornwall

Cotswold

County Durham

Coventry

Craven

Crawley

Croydon

Dacorum

Darlington

Dartford

Dartmoor National Park

Daventry

Derby

Derbyshire Dales

Doncaster

Dover

Dudley

Ealing

East Cambridgeshire

East Devon

East Dorset

East Hampshire

East Hertfordshire

East Lindsey

East Northamptonshire

East Riding of Yorkshire

East Staffordshire

Eastbourne

Eastleigh

Eden

Elmbridge

Enfield

Epping Forest

Epsom and Ewell

Erewash

Exeter

Exmoor National Park

Fareham

Fenland

Forest Heath

Forest of Dean

Fylde

Gateshead

Gedling

Gloucester City

Gosport

Gravesham

Great Yarmouth

Greenwich

Guildford

Hackney

Halton

Hambleton

Harborough

Haringey

Harlow

Harrogate

Harrow

Hart

Hartlepool

Hastings

Havant

Havering

Herefordshire

Hertsmere

High Peak

Hillingdon

Hinckley and Bosworth

Horsham

Hounslow

Hull

Huntingdonshire

Hyndburn

Ipswich

Isle of Wight

Isles of Scilly

Islington

Kensington and Chelsea

Kettering

King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Kingston upon Thames

Kirklees

Knowsley

Lake District National Park

Lambeth

Lancaster

Leeds

Leicester

Lewes

Lewisham

Lichfield

Lincoln

Liverpoo l

Luton

Maidstone

Maldon

Malvern Hills

Manchester

Mansfield

Medway

Melton

Mendip

Merton

Mid Devon

Mid Suffolk

Mid Sussex

Middlesbrough

Milton Keynes

Mole Valley

New Forest

Newark and Sherwood

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle-under-Lyme

New Forest National Park

Newham

North Devon

North Dorset

North East Derbyshire

North East Lincolnshire

North Hertfordshire

North Kesteven

North Lincolnshire

North Norfolk

North Somerset

North Tyneside

Northumberland National Park

North Warwickshire

North West Leicestershire

North York Moors National Park

Northampton

Northumberland

Norwich

Nottingham

Nuneaton and Bedworth

Oadby and Wigston

Oldham

Oxford

Peak District National Park

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Pendle

Peterborough

Plymouth

Poole

Portsmouth

Preston

Purbeck

Reading

Redbridge

Redcar and Cleveland

Redditch

Reigate and Banstead

Ribble Valley

Richmond upon Thames

Richmondshire

Rochdale

Rochford

Rossendale

Rothe r

Rotherham

Rugby

Runnymede

Rushcliffe

Rushmoor

Rutland

Ryedale

Salford

Sandwel l

Scarborough

Sedgemoor

Sefton

Selby

Sevenoaks

Sheffield

Shepway

Shropshire

Slough

Snowdonia National Park

Solihull

South Bucks

South Cambridgeshire

South Derbyshire

South Downs National Park

South Gloucestershire

South Hams

South Holland

South Kesteven

South Lakeland

South Norfolk

South Northamptonshire

South Oxfordshire

South Ribble

South Somerset

South Staffordshire

South Tyneside

Southampton

Southend-on-Sea

Southwark

Spelthorne

St Albans

St Edmundsbury

St Helens

Stafford

Staffordshire Moorlands

Stevenage

Stockport

Stockton-on-Tees

Stoke-on-Trent

Stratford-on-Avon

Stroud

Easr Suffolk

Sunderland

Surrey Heath

Sutton

Swale

Swindon

Tameside

Tamworth

Tandridge

Somerset and Taunton

Teignbridge

Telford and Wrekin

Tendring

Test Valley

Tewkesbury

Thanet

Three Rivers

Thurrock

Tonbridge and Malling

Torbay

Torridge

Tower Hamlets

Trafford

Tunbridge Wells

Uttlesford

Vale of White Horse

Wakefield

Walsall

Waltham Forest

Wandsworth

Warrington

Warwick

Watford

Waverley

Wealden

Wellingborough

Welwyn Hatfield

West Berkshire

West Devon

West Dorset

West Lancashire

West Lindsey

West Oxfordshire

West Somerset

Westminster

Weymouth and Portland

Wigan

Wiltshire

Winchester

Windsor and Maidenhead

Wirral

Woking

Wokingham

Wolverhampton

Worcester

Worthing

Wychavon

Wycombe

Wyre

Wyre Forest

York

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Planning Authorities in Wales

Blaenau Gwent

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Bridgend

Caerphilly

Cardiff

Carmarthenshire

Ceredigion

Conwy

Denbighshire

Flintshire

Gwynedd

Isle of Anglesey

Merthyr Tydfil

Monmouthshire

Neath Port Talbot

Newport

Pembrokeshire

Powys

Rhondda Cynon Taff

Snowdonia National Park Authority

Swansea

Torfaen

Vale of Glamorgan

Wrexham

Planning Authorities in Scotland

Planning Authority

Aberdeen City

Aberdeenshire

Angus

Argyll and Bute

Cairngorms

Clackmannanshire

Dumfries and Galloway

Dundee City

East Ayrshire Council

East Dunbartonshire

East Lothian

East Renfrewshire

Edinburgh (City of)

(Western Isles)

Falkirk

Fife Council

Glasgow City

Highland

Inverclyde

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Midlothian

Moray

North Ayrshire

North Lanarkshire

Orkney Islands

Perth and Kinross

Renfrewshire

Scottish Borders

Shetland Islands

South Ayrshire

South Lanarkshire

Stirling

West Dunbartonshire

West Lothian