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.
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New! Permitted Development Legislation 2013 - Household Development
New legislation allowing larger single-storey rear extensions to be built under permitted development came into force on 30 May 2013. Before extending your home with a larger extension under these new regulations you must first apply to the Council to determine whether prior approval will be required. There is currently no fee for this type of application and the following form can be used to apply: Notification of a Proposed Larger Home Extension. More information on the new regulations can be found on the planning portal website by clicking here.
Other new Planning Portal forms available below as "fillable PDFs".
Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure form (£80 fee)
Applying for Planning Permission
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
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.