Apply for planning permission

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be delays in the time taken for determining planning applications. Where possible, it is asked that applicants submit new applications electronically (i.e. via the Planning Portal, or email ( It would be helpful if you are able to provide photographs of the site and area for development, in order to reduce the need for planning officers to visit the site in person.
Following the office closure, applications submitted via the post will only be picked up intermittently, and delays will be inevitable as a result
Thank you for your assistance.

Planning Portal

The planning portal is a national website for all planning permissions  and information in England. To submit your application online or download and print a paper version please using the link below. You can explore the Planning Portal’s Interactive House for guidance on permitted development and many common householder projects.

For all application submitted via the Planning Portal, you must check with us that the fees quoted are correct. Incorrect fees mean we cannot validate or determine your application. You can contact us by email

Planning fees are set in accordance with the regulations of the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Please use these links for pre-application advice and a step by step guide to making planning applications.

We have also produced a guide to help with submitting a valid householder application.

Central Lincolnshire Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The Central Lincolnshire Developer Contributions SPD was adopted by the Joint Strategic Planning Committee on 25 June 2018. Further information and documentation is available to view in the Latest News section on the Home page of the Central Lincolnshire website.

Applying for building regulations

Building control applications can also be submitted online with ourselves or the Planning Portal.

Apply for building regulations in West Lindsey

Planning Portal: Building Control

How Planning use your data

If you want to know more about how West Lindsey District Council Planning use your data, what your rights are and how to contact us if you have any concerns, please read our Planning Privacy Notice