Planning applications

Once you have determined that an application for planning permission is required, you need to submit an application. We encourage you to submit your planning application online via the national Planning Portal.

Alternatively you can download the forms below and return by post.

Please note that Applicants' names and addresses are published as these form part of the statutory planning register. We will endeavour to redact personal signatures, personal email addresses and personal telephone numbers before documents are published online.

We will redact signatures only for Agent details and business letters.

Public access database

The Public Access database allows you to:

  • Search for planning application by a variety of criteria such as address, date and type

  • View details of planning applications

  • Identify the status of a planning application

  • View documents related to applications

  • Search the public access database

Planning register - interactive map

The online maps allow you to locate planning applications using a map based system.

Making an online application

You can submit and pay for a Planning Application online through the Planning Portal. Electronic copies of plans, documents and documents can be attached.

Using the online form you will only need to submit one digital copy of the form and attachments. The online form will help ensure that your application is completed correctly and will help speed the planning decision process.

Planning application forms

If you prefer to print out planning application forms and post them to us, they are available for download

All forms should be posted to:

Trafford Council
Planning & Development
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
M32 0TH

To ensure that you that you complete the forms correctly and submit the relevant information/drawings, please ensure that you read the relevant guidance notes.

This will help us to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in processing your application.

Planning Committee minutes and agenda

To view the Planning and Development Control Committee schedule or download minutes, agenda and reports from previous and upcoming meetings, visit our Planning and Development Management Committee page.