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Advice on process for planning applications

It is recognised that the planning process can be complicated. To find the necessary information we have provided links to pages on both the London Borough of Richmond and Planning Portal’s websites.

Advice topics

Do I need planning permission?

What is the planning application process?

What planning application form do I need to submit?  

What are the planning application fees?

What information should I submit with an application?

What policies and guidance are planning applications assessed against?

How do I comment on a planning application (support or objection)?

What are material planning considerations?

If a planning application is referred to the Planning Committee, what is the process?

What is the planning appeal process?

How do I find out if my property is within a conservation area or not?

What is an Article 4 Direction and how do I find out if my property has an Article 4 Direction placed on it?

Further information

If the resources above do not provide you with the information or answers you need, it is recommended that you consider appointing a planning consultant to assist you. The RTPI Directory of Planning Consultants lists all consultants and consultancies who are members of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Updated: 27 January 2022

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