|DID YOU KNOW.........you can now register online to be notified of planning applications in your area?|
If you register on our on-line planning pages you can configure your own profile. Your profile determines the type of information provided and the frequency with which the information is sent.
You can perform a wide range of searches including simple address or postcode based searches or more advanced spatially oriented searches such as within an electoral ward or within 500M of a specified location.
Use this link to give it a try!
The details of all planning applications including plans and other information, submitted to Blackpool Council, can be viewed on-line by using the link below.
Paper copies of all current planning applications, including plans and other information, can be viewed by calling into the Customer First Centre at the Municipal Buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool, during opening hours. If you wish to view applications on line please click here. By using this link you will be able to access registers for Applications, Decisions, Appeals and Committee Dates. There is also a facility to use our map-based register.
A full application must be submitted whenever a change in the use of land or buildings is involved or where new building works are to be carried out. For a full application to be accepted detailed drawings showing the site and the proposed works must be submitted.
An outline application is usually submitted for more complex or contentious proposals. It establishes if the principle of the proposed development is acceptable.
Where outline planning permission has been granted, you will need to apply for approval of the detailed plans prior to commencement of development
Conservation Area Consent
Some areas of Blackpool have been designated as conservation areas where it is the aim to preserve and enhance the built environment. The total or partial demolition of most buildings and structures in these areas requires conservation area consent.
Listed Building Consent
A number of older buildings in Blackpool have been listed because of their architectural or historic interest. The planning system is concerned with protecting the features and character of these buildings. Listed building consent is therefore required for works for the total or partial demolition of a listed building, or for internal or external alterations or extensions.
The Council has powers to control the display of certain advertisements in the interests of amenity and road safety. Most illuminated signs need advertisement consent.
Application for Lawful Development Certificate
Some uses and buildings evolve over time without having the benefit of planning permission. Lawful Development Certificate applications provide the possibility of obtaining a statutory document confirming that the use, operation or activity named in it is lawful and so is immune from planning enforcement action. A certificate may also be granted for a proposed use that is considered permissible without the need to make a planning application.
The easiest way to apply is online via the Planning Portal, otherwise Use this link for further information on applying for planning permission. If you need help choosing the correct application form please use the link in the menu on the right hand side of the screen. If you already know which form to use you can download it using this link. For information about buying a location plan click here.