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Planning Portal

Logo for Planning PortalMedway 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 follows:

Planning permission

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 businesses.

Make an application

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.

Policy and research

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 policy statements.


If you do not want to use the portal to submit an application, you can download planning application forms from this website.