Apply for planning permission
The new Liverpool Local Plan and planning decisions
Adopted in January 2022, this plan impacts all planning applications and decisions. Find more about the Liverpool Local Plan. We are also consulting on the draft public realm strategy supplementary planning document. View consultation details and have your say.
Submit a planning application
We encourage you to apply online via the Planning Portal. This ensures you are prompted to answer only questions relevant for your application type.
You can submit a range of consents online as well as multiple consents, for example, full planning consent and listed building consent.
Before you apply
- Have you checked if you need permission for the work you’re doing and if you need multiple consents?
- Do you know what supporting documents and plans you need to supply?
- Do you know how much you need to pay?
Once you’ve done the above, you can apply online via the Planning Portal.
You’ll be prompted to sign in or register for an account. Once registered you can:
- Select and complete the relevant forms.
- Attach supporting documents and plans.
- Pay the application fee online.
You can save your work and break away at any time. As soon as you submit your application you’ll get a reference number and we receive an email notifying us so that we can begin to process it.
We deal with applications within the statutory period of eight weeks for minor applications, 13 weeks for major applications and 16 weeks for applications accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment.
See ‘What happens after I’ve submitted a planning application’ for more information.
Other ways to apply
This lists application forms, help text and validation requirements for each application type.
Coronavirus update - We cannot accept applications by post until further notice. If you cannot apply online above, email your application form to email@example.com.