Once you have decided to begin a project, you usually will require planning permission, but what happens next? You must submit your planning application to your local authority, awaiting the decision by email, also published on Public Access like North Yorkshire’s portal here. Then, if your application is approved, you may need to apply for building regulations approval, or if your development has a boundary wall, you may need consent from neighbouring landowners. But how long does this process take, what if your application is denied, and how long have you got before you have to commence construction? Below, we answer these questions.