You will find a comprehensive guide to making a planning application at the government Planning Portal. You can use the links on the Planning Portal site to make your application and pay your fees.
In summary, the process is as follows:
- Contact the planning department of your local planning authority for advice
- Request an application form and decide on application type. This can be a) outline application (submit “reserved matters” later, or b) Full application
- Submit application with correct fee and necessary supporting documents
- Local planning authority validates application and requests any missing documentation
- Local planning authority acknowledges valid application
- Local planning authority publicises and consults on application
- Application considered by Planning Officer or Planning Committee
- a) Permission granted
b) Permission granted with conditions
c) Application not decided after 8 weeks d) Permission refused.
- a) If full permission granted or granted with conditions, start work within time limit (and comply with conditions.
b) If granted with conditions; not decided after 8 weeks; or refused. Right of appeal to the Secretary of State. Or
c) If permission refused; change proposal and submit new application.
- a) If permission granted, start work within time limit and comply with conditions.
b) If permission refused; change proposal and submit new application.
An experienced conservatory designer or installer can help you with this process to ensure that it goes as smoothly and as quickly as possible within the eight weeks time frame.