Making an application

If you are making a planning application relating to land within the Legacy Corporation Planning Area, this must be submitted to the Legacy Corporation, rather than to the local borough.

You can click here to see a map of the area.  It includes parts of the London Boroughs of Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

The only exceptions are an Application for a Lawful Development Certificate (for an Existing use, Proposed use, or Operation or Activity in Breach of a Planning Condition) or a Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development.  For these, you should continue to apply to the relevant local authority.


How to apply 

We accept planning applications electronically via the Planning Portal, which is the Government’s central planning service and lets you submit and manage an application entirely online.  We also accept applications by mail or in person, but we would encourage you to use the Planning Portal where possible, as this provides the quickest route for processing an application.

However you decide to submit an application, you will need to visit the Planning Portal to prepare your application.  

There, you can also find help and information on how to apply, as well as options to buy a site location plan and block plan.  These show the location and boundaries of the site you are planning to work on and are a requirement of any application.

A list of the current LLDC validation requirements for each type of planning application can be found below:

Once you have prepared your planning application you can submit it electronically via the Planning Portal, however you will still be required to submit a minimum of two hard copies of the planning application form and all associated documentation. This should be sent to the Planning Policy & Decisions Team at the address below. Alternatively you can submit your application and accompanying documentation to us in hard copy (a minimum of two copies) together with an electronic version on disc or memory stick.

Planning Policy and Decisions Team
London Legacy Development Corporation
Level 10
1 Stratford Place
Montfichet Road
E20 1EJ


Before you apply - Pre-Application Advice Service 

Download the charging schedule here.

We encourage you to discuss your planning proposals with a member of our Planning Policy and Decisions Team (PPDT) before making an application. This is particularly important for large and more complex planning schemes. 

If you would like to request pre-app advice then please download, complete and return the form below to us. The form is self-explanatory and the more information you are able to provide at this stage will allow us to better advise you with regards your scheme.

There is currently no charge for Pre-Application Advice.


Planning application fees

Planning fees for planning applications are set by central government and vary depending on the nature and extent  of the development you wish to carry out.


The Planning Portal sets out the cost of all planning applications, from householder extensions to large-scale industrial uses.


You can calculate the cost before making your application by using the planning portal's online calculator.


For the full list of planning application fees click here. 


How to pay

The Planning Portal’s Financial Transaction Service (FTS) was introduced on Monday 10th September 2018. The effect of this is that payments for online applications are no longer made directly to the Local Planning Authority. The Planning Portal service enables all applicants and agents to pay planning application fees online or by telephone. These payments are confirmed instantly, allowing the application to be submitted to the Local Planning Authority. All applications submitted through the Planning Portal which require a planning fee attract a service charge of £16.67 (+VAT) payable to the Portal directly. The Portal have produced some guidance Financial transaction Service FAQs.


Please note: We (LLDC, as the Local Planning Authority) do not manage the Planning Portal. Any queries regarding its use, such as logging in, accessing applications or paying for applications, can be resolved by checking the Frequently Asked Questions section or emailing the Planning Portal directly.

For all payment enquires, please contact us by:

•    Email:, or
•    Telephone: 020 3288 8820