General advice

Summary of the planning process

The Planning Portal is a free resource which provides in-depth Planning advice and also provides an online Planning Application service.

The Planning Portal has a number of Interactive Guides that provide planning and building regulation guidance for common development projects. 

Find an architect from the Architects Registration Board

Independent Planning advice is also available from Planning Aid.

View existing and proposed plans of the Mobile Operators within the area.

View Constraints details along with our policy for each type of constraint to understand how these might affect the planning process. Please note this information is not intended as an alternative to a Local Land Search and must not be relied on as such.

We publicise, advertise and consult on different types of Planning Application in accordance with relevant planning legislation.

Guidance on this legislation: Consultation and pre-decision matters

The Planning and Highways Committee sit every 3 or 4 weeks to consider applications for larger developments or those which have more public concern.

Section 106's allow a local planning authority (LPA) to enter into a legally-binding agreement or planning obligation with a landowner in association with the granting of planning permission. These are used to support the provision of services and infrastructure, such as highways, recreational facilities, education, health and affordable housing. Applications with an associated agreement can be located in the Section 106 Register

Planning Policy to access policies and strategies for development and land use including: the Council's Unitary Development Plan, Local Development Framework, Supplementary Planning Guidance and monitoring information.

Planning Appeals

Guidance and information on how to make or take part in a planning appeal is available on the Planning Portals Appeal page or you can Search for an Appeal on the Planning Inspectorate website.

Need a map?

We now offer extracts of the most up-to-date large scale Ordnance Survey mapping for use in planning applications, Land Registry searches, boundary disputes etc.

Maps printed on demand

Contact us

Planning Services

Development Management
Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700

0345 8 506 506