About planning permission
- How to find out if you need planning permission,
- Planning permission for childminding,
- How to make a planning application,
- What type of application to make,
- What fee is payable when a planning application is submitted,
- How to see a copy of a planning application,
- Where to obtain a list of planning applications received and decided,
- How to object to a planning application,
- What to do if you suspect someone doesn't have planning permission,
- How to obtain information on planning appeals lodged,
- Searches, personal searches and planning history,
- Planning application contacts,
How to find out if you need planning permission
Check whether there are any local constraints on your property, and then let the Planning Portal help you decide whether you need planning permission for what you want to do.
Planning permission for childminding
- It is quite likely that you will not need planning permission to use your home for childminding, if it is a one person business and the numbers of children cared for are in line with the provisions of Government regulations.
- You are advised to check with us before you start, and to obtain a written response to confirm this.
- Check if you need planning permission: Childminder planning permission
- If the scale of the business indicates that permission should be obtained, you will be advised to apply for planning permission.
How to make a planning application
You can access the application forms and guidance notes on this website or request them from us.
information video is available in English, Punjabi, Gujerati and Urdu. Office opening times for submission of applications are Monday to Friday 10.00 to 4.00.
What type of application to make
Details of the proposal are needed to decide whether this should be a planning application, application for advertisement consent, listed building consent, etc. You can view copies of the appropriate forms and notes on this website, or you can request copies from us.
What fee is payable when a planning application is submitted
Normally a fee is payable but there are exceptions to this, which can be explained by staff within our service.
- A Guide to the Fees for Planning Applications in England
- Planning Portal: Fee calculator
- Planning Portal: Volume calculator
How to see a copy of a planning application
Planning applications are posted on this website within 5 working days of receipt but usually less. Public access computers are available at all public libraries. A copy of the application will also be available to view as soon as it has been validated at our office during normal opening hours. This may be a scanned image of the application.
Where to obtain a list of planning applications received and decided
How to object to a planning application
Fill in the online form, or contact us stating what your objections are.
Objections can be received at any time before a decision is made. Your objection should concentrate on 'planning' issues such as:
- the planning history of the site
- the visual impact of the development
- affect on public amenity
- access, traffic and highway considerations
- the impact on listed buildings, conservation areas, or protected trees.
Matters that cannot be taken into account include:
- effect on property values
- the character or identity of the applicant
- boundary or property disputes
- how the application affects a view (as opposed to the wider affect on public amenity)
- issues of commercial competition.
What to do if you suspect someone doesn't have planning permission
If you suspect that someone is building or making alterations without planning permission contact the enforcement officer.
- Enforcement guidelines and forms: Planning enforcement
How to obtain information on planning appeals lodged
Searches, personal searches and planning history
Searches and personal searches:
- A full planning history can be undertaken by our staff for a current fee of £21.00 for the first hour, £31.50 for each hour (or part hour) thereafter.
- It will be completed within three working days.
- A location plan to a scale of 1:1250 with the area to be researched outlined in red is required.
- No fee is required if the planning history is done yourself.
Planning application contacts
To speak to an officer about planning, conservation, trees or highways
We operate an appointments system. To make an appointment please contact Kirklees Direct on 01484 414746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view or submit planning applications
The planning office is open for viewing planning applications and submission of applications, Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm.
- Planning applications
- Market Street, PO Box B93, Civic Centre 3, Huddersfield, HD1 2JR
- 01484 414746