Make a planning application

How to apply

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government encourages you to submit all planning applications online.

If you cannot do this, contact us to let us know to expect a paper application. This will help to avoid a delay in the processing of your application.

Use the planning portal

You can apply for Prior Approval for mineral or mining associated development online.

Apply for Prior Approval

You cannot submit some applications online. For these, download the relevant form:

Email your completed form, along with supporting documents, to

For all other prior approval requests, use the planning portal.