Planning applications are requests to the council for planning permission to do various building works and other works on land. These can range from small scale things like house extensions right through to major developments like retail parks, new roads, wind farms, and quarries.
We hope you find these pages helpful whether you are thinking about submitting a planning application, checking the progress of an application, making comments on an application or even just wanting to know more about how the system works.
Please note that building warrants can also be needed for any new buildings or works to existing buildings and structures. For further information, please visit our pages on Building Warrants.
on planning applications and related things
Many types of new development or alterations, or changes of use to existing buildings or land, will need planning permission from the council before work can start
Apply for permission, get information and comment
Anyone thinking of making a planning application is encouraged to contact the local Development Management office for advice.
We encourage anyone submitting a major planning application to get in touch with us now and seek a Planning Processing Agreement
Please let us know if you have anything to say about a planning application
You can use the Online Planning Information System to search for planning applications in North Lanarkshire.
How decisions are reached and challenged can vary depending on the type of planning application made
We look at what our development plan says and anything else that is relevant
Appeals and reviews happen when the applicant wants to challenge our decision, or when we have taken too long to come to a decision
You can use our search facility to get information on our Committee minutes, agendas and reports relating to planning applications, and other planning issues
We have powers to act when development has occurred without our permission
Planning applications are classified into three types - National, Major and Local.
Fill in this form and let us know if you think planning rules have been broken
You might need our consent to remove trees or do other works to trees.
It is important to know how the demolition of buildings is controlled through the planning system
Certain planning applications will need to be accompanied by a coal mining risk assessment report
We can help you apply for a planning certificate for premises licence applications
We report annually on our decision making and on other aspects of our performance in providing our planning services