Planning for householders and businesses

Service update

We have been experiencing unprecedented demand, with record numbers of applications received. Processes are now in place to deal with these applications therefore as we move forward waiting times for decisions will be reduced. This transition will take some time to embed and we again thank you for your patience as we work through this.

Planning for householders

Find out what permissions and approvals you need, and how to make a planning application.

Planning for business

Planning advice specific to businesses - including our pre-application advice service.

Make a planning application  

Apply online via the Planning Portal. 

Search & track planning applications

Search online for specific planning applications which includes the weekly list of applications registered and decided.

Comment on a planning application

How to comment or object to planning applications. 

Planning application forms, fees & checklists  

Application forms for you to download, fill in, print and return by post. 

Planning guidance & policies 

Details of future development in the Borough, along with advice, plans and policies including the Local Plan and Self Build.


Information about how the Council investigates alleged breaches of planning regulations.

Enforcement investigation at the Britannia Ashley Hotel in Hale.

Building Control 

Advice and information to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with current building regulations.


Weekly planning lists, Planning Committees & meetings, Planning appealsConservation, Trees, Listed buildings, High hedges, Street naming & numbering

Trafford Design Code Community Engagement Sessions