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Council provides information and services about planning in
partnership with the Planning
Portal. The Planning Portal is an online resource for planning
information and services set up to help anyone who wants to know
more about the planning process in England and Wales.
Some of the main sections of the Planning Portal are as
This provides a brief introduction to the planning system and
some explanation of why planning controls are important and
necessary. It includes general guidance about the kind of work for
which you need to apply for planning permission and those for which
you do not. It is intended for both householders and
Create electronic planning applications for Medway Council and
submit them online. To use this service you will need to register
with the Planning Portal and create a user name and password. You
can also use the Portal’s online application service to purchase a
site location plan to accompany your application.
This provides information and guidance on the appeals process.
If you seek permission to carry out work to your property and your
application is not decided within a set period or you get a
decision from your local council that you disagree with, you have a
right to appeal.
This section of the Portal is aimed at planning professionals
and those with an in-depth interest in planning policy and reform.
You can obtain information on many issues, including the
government’s planning reform programme, Parliamentary answers and
statements on planning matters and you can study copies of planning
If you do not want to use the portal to submit an application,
you can download planning application forms from this
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