Planning and building control

PlanIf you want to do any building work or alterations you may need planning permission from us and it will only be granted if the work is in line with what is allowed in Brent.

Each application is judged against our planning policies in our Unitary Development Plan (UDP) and the newer Local Development Framework.

Building Control makes sure that what is built is safe and efficient.

The best way to make a planning application is via the Planning Portal where you will find a number of interactive guides.

Before you make a planning application

Key information to help you decide what application to make and support we can give you.

What you will need when submitting a planning application

The checks, validations and fees you will need to provide when you make your application.

How to comment on a planning application

Making comments on planning applications is your opportunity to have a say in the decision making process.

Planning searches and consultations

Search our database of planning applications, leave comments, get copies of decisions and access consultations.


Planning application forms

A list of forms for download or to complete online via the Planning Portal.

Planning guides

Supplementary planning guides, supplementary planning documents and design guides for conservation areas.

Building Control

If you are carrying out any construction or demolition work in Brent it will need to meet building regulations.

Planning policy

Our planning policy takes in to account aspects of environmental impact and economics.

Conservation areas and listed buildings

Are you in a conservation area or a listed building? There are planning rules for both.

Planning enforcement

How to report a planning breach and check our enforcment records.