Planning in Stoke-on-Trent

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Our planning service helps to shape the future of Stoke-on-Trent. We help business to grow and expand. We help people build new homes, schools and community facilities. We protect the environment and heritage and make sure people don’t carry out development that causes harm. 

Use Public Access to Search for Applications and Weekly List by clicking here

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Click here to download a guide to Tracking Applications Online (4 pages).

If you are a Consultee, click here to download a guide to Submitting Consultee Comments online (5 pages).

Click here to download the full Public Access user guide (53 pages).

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If the documents you require are not online, please contact us.


Click here to object to, comment on, or support a planning application


Planning Enquiries

Click here for general planning advice.


Applying for Planning Permission

Click here to find out how to apply.



Click here to view the Government's guidance on permeable surfacing of front gardens.


Local Planning Policies

Our planning policies help to shape the future of the city’s towns, buildings and spaces. They help us to make good quality and consistent planning decisions. All our planning policies are available for you to view online by following this link.


Compliments, comments and complaints

Click here to leave feedback about our planning service



The information on our website is not a complete record of the statutory planning register. For example, certain information may be withheld from web publication where it is sensitive or confidential. Access to the full content of planning applications is available at the council offices.