Planning Portal

The Planning Portal is a website that was established by UK Government in 2002 to allow planning applications in England and Wales to be processed electronically. It later added guidance and information content, interactive guides, an application service for Building Regulations approval and the ability to purchase site location plans.

Planning Portal
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Available inEnglish and Welsh
OwnerPortalPlanQuest ltd
Current statusonline
Content license
Crown Copyright and Click-use licence

The Planning Portal provides a conduit between those submitting planning applications (such as architects) and the local planning authority who will determine the application.[1]

The business became PortalPlanQuest in March 2015 when it was privatised and is now a joint venture between the UK Government (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) and a private company, TerraQuest Solutions Limited.

Timeline of the Planning Portal service.


  1. ^ "Planning portal: Get to know the planning system". Architects' Journal. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2014.

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