Your guide to planning applications

You may want to put in a planning application and don’t quite know how. You may be interested in overall plans for the future of Brighton and Hove or are concerned about a specific proposal. These links will help you to learn more.

Advice on making a planning application from the government’s Planning Portal.

And here is the approach to planning matters. is an excellent overview, written by a chartered surveyor and chartered town planner with 30 years’ experience of planning – especially good on how to support or object to a planning application.

Brighton and Hove Council’s stance on design and conservation, listed buildings and conservation areas, with advice on repairs and guidance on planning issues.

Supplementary planning documents (SPDs): these give detailed guidance on Brighton & Hove’s approach to topics and issues ranging from architectural features to the area plan for the city centre and nature conservation.

For a full overview of planning applications, from finding out if you need planning permission to comments on planning applications, go to Brighton & Hove Council’s planning introduction page and follow the links.

To look at existing planning applications in Brighton & Hove, go to the Planning Register.

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