The application process

3. When a decision is made

You will be notified by letter of the authority’s decision to grant or refuse your planning permission. Detailed information about how to appeal is sent to you with your decision notice.

The Planning Portal provides the necessary information if permission has been granted.

If you decide to make any minor changes or amendments as you proceed, you will need to check the position with the local planning authority (LPA) first. Any significant changes will require you to submit a further application through Planning Portal.

You can find out information on appealing a decision by reading the guidance on the appeal process and making an appeal.

You also can find and view decided planning applications using our online search below:

Find decided planning applications