Building and planning

We are currently updating the pages with the Planning Services section. Please bear with us while this is done as links or pages may not work correctly. If there is any Planning information you require that you are struggling to access via the website please do not hesitate to contact a member of Planning Services on  0151 443 2381 who will be happy to assist.

Planning permission seeks to guide the way our towns, cities and countryside develop. This includes the use of land & buildings, the appearance of buildings, landscaping considerations, highway access and the impact that the development will have on the general environment. Planning permission.

Knowsley Council's Public Access system allows members of the public to search for and view past and present Planning Applications and their decisions.

Building regulations set standards for the design and construction of buildings for health and safety purposes, energy conservation and access to and about buildings.
Apply for building regulation approval.
Apply to demolish a building
Reporting a dangerous structure
Building Regulation FAQ's

A number of residents have contacted the council recently to ask if there are any plans for shale gas to be extracted – via ‘fracking’ or other methods – from beneath Knowsley. Gas extraction in Knowsley.