What is Planning
Planning is about how land is used. It controls what can be built in our cities, towns and the countryside. England and Wales have developed a plan led system to control land use and development. The other countries in the United Kingdom, Scotland and Northern Ireland also have similar planning systems in place.
The Planning Portal (the online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales) has comprehensive information on planning. See the related links on the right hand side of this page.