Building and planning

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.

We are currently consulting on a Planning Application Local Validation Requirements List, running from Tuesday 11 December to 5pm on Tuesday 5 February 2019.

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

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

Planning enforcement deal with cases where development has been carried out without the relevant permission, unauthorised advertisements, unauthorised works to protected trees, non-compliance with conditions attached to planning approvals, unauthorised changes of use of land or buildings and untidy land or buildings which are adversely affecting the amenity of an area.

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.