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

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.

Apply for planning permission 

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

If you can't apply for a particular application or consent online, or prefer to use a paper form, please refer to our forms and checklist page or download paper forms from the Planning Portal.

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 planning@liverpool.gov.uk.