London Borough of Barnet

Planning applications

Online planning application service

Use the Barnet online planning application service to view, track and comment on current applications.

New building work usually requires two separate applications for permission:

  1. Application under planning legislation: The planning system aims to protect amenity and the environment in the interests of the general public. Councils seek to ensure that new developments are allowed where appropriate, while ensuring that the character and amenity of the area are not adversely affected.
  2. Application under Building Regulations: The Building Regulations set standards for the design and construction of buildings primarily to ensure the safety and health for people in or around those buildings, but also for energy conservation and access to and about buildings.

Barnet Council provides both of these services. Check whether you need to apply for either or both.

The Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy ( CIL ) is a charge that Local Authorities and the Mayor of London set on new development to help pay for important community infrastructure. Most developments over 100 square meters net additional floorspace or a new dwelling will need to conform to the new CIL Regulations, click here to find out if you are affected.    

Planning Reception

Planning applications can be viewed online and at the Planning Reception, located on the 2nd floor of Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, N20 0EJ.