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Thinking about applying for planning permission?
Advice and guidance for householders and developers about applying for planning permission. Make an application on line or download application forms.
If you are planning to build something, carry out earthworks/excavations or change the use of a property it is likely that you will need planning permission. In this section of the website you can find out more information about the rules governing planning permission, how to make a planning application and the circumstances where no planning application is required.
You can also find out about other related applications for consent, for example to display advertisements, modify a Listed Building or do works to a protected tree.
The Nottingham City Development Protocol
Our Development Protocol sets out a delivery agreement for major development projects.
Pre-application Planning Advice
Our team can work with you as you develop your plans, helping to make the planning process as smooth as possible.
Making an application for planning permission or other consent
You can make a planning application on line. Click here to find out how to apply. Alternatively, you can make your application using forms which you can download from this website. Click here to go to the planning application forms download page.
The principles of sustainable development (development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) are at the heart of planning. When making a planning application, you will need to demonstrate that your development is sustainable, and we have prepared extensive guidance to help you.
We have also prepared guidance to help make your proposals 'greener', whether or not planning permission is needed. Sustainable development advice for householders