Who will receive a copy of the decision and will it be made available online?

Once an application has been validated and registered, the local planning authority (LPA) will then publicise and consult on it. The exact process may vary from local authority to local authority. You can learn more about the process on the Planning Portal. Most local authorities also publish details of planning applications on their websites. Your local authority’s contact details and website address can be found by searching on the Planning Portal.