Waste Collections

All food waste collections are currently suspended. Garden Waste collections are currently behind schedule. You can find the latest on all waste collections on our news page.


Make a planning application

Before you apply for planning permission, you should:

You can make a planning application online at the Planning Portal.

You’ll be prompted to sign in or register for an account.  Once registered you can:

  • select and complete the relevant forms
  • attach supporting documents and plans
  • pay the application fee online

You can use the Planning Portal calculator to find out how much you need to pay. 

Other ways to apply

If you are unable to complete your planning application online, you can apply by post.

You can download an application form from the Planning Portal website.

Send your application to: Planning Department, Harlow Council, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex CM20 1WG.

You need to make sure that you submit all of the correct supporting documents when you complete your planning application.

The application form's checklist section will tell you which documents you have to provide from the National Validation List, but you will also need to include any relevant documents from Harlow Council's Local Validation Requirements List.