Check if you need planning permission Find out if the work you want to do requires permission. How to apply for planning permission The best way to apply is on the Planning Portal. Get professional help Find an expert to handle your planning application. Talk to us about your application You're more likely to be successful if you speak to us first. Householder advice service Get planning advice on home alterations and extensions. Small and medium proposals advice Get advice from us on small and medium sized proposals. Major proposals advice service Find out about our advice services for major proposals. How we decide on planning applications How we make planning decisions and our planning committee. Planning conditions We may attach conditions when granting planning permission. Local Article 4 directions Find out how we use Article 4 directions in local planning. Conservation areas and listed buildings Planning rules help protect our historic buildings and areas. What your application must include You must provide certain information in your application. Register to build your own home Learn about building your own home in Waltham Forest. Planning permission FAQs Get answers to common questions about planning permission.