Apply For Planning Permission

When you apply, make sure that you send us all the relevant documents. We’ll let you know if anything is missing. We view your proposal against our Local Plan policies. We’ll also let you know when we put up your planning documents for public viewing.

How To Pay Planning Application Fees

You can pay planning application fees online, over the phone or by cheque.

Making A Planning Application

Learn which application you need for different types of building work. We can help you with advice.

Planning Application Register

Planning Application Register

Pre-application advice

Let us help you with planning advice before you apply - it could save time, money and effort

Permitted Development

How to get permitted development for proposals that don't need planning permission

Planning Briefs For Sites

Information on the policies that cover individual sites

Planning Policy

Bournemouth has many different planning policy documents. You can see them all here.

Postal Numbers, Property Names And Street Names

Information on how to number your new development, give your house a name or rename your street.

Public Rights of Way

Will your development affect a public right of way? There are steps we can take to divert the right of way, or refuse your development.

Planning Validation Guidance

We can't approve applications for planning permission without seeing the relevant supporting documents.

Who Decides On Planning Permission?

Decisions on planning applications are taken by our Director of Planning supported by a board of councillors.



Contact Us


General Enquiries

01202 451323


Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road


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