If you are proposing to alter, extend, build or change the use of premises you must apply for planning permission for development from the local authority.
What the service is for:
Planning permission for businesses is usually granted in line with the development plan for the area which will include policies relating to commercial and industrial development.
How you can access the service:
If you feel that your application is likely to meet all the planning application requirements you can make an application by completion of the Standard Planning Application Form (1APP). You can complete and submit your application online via the Planning Portal (see "make an application" to the right)