The Federation of Master Builders

Planning Portal

The Planning Portal and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, signalling their intent to work more closely together for the benefit of their joint customers and members. 

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Planning Portal Benefits for FMB Members

The Planning Portal offers a numbers of services that FMB members may benefit from:

Building Control Services

This includes information relating to building regulations documentation and guidance on building control application processes. Here you will find more information on:

  • Guidance on applying for building regulations approval
  • Help locating your local building control team
  • Access to a national directory of companies or individuals authorised under the Building Act 1984 to carry out building control work in England and Wales

Information on Planning

In order to make significant changes to the environment or to existing structures - or to construct new buildings - you will more often than not require planning permission. This is obtained via your local authority, and Planning Portal provide information on the following:

  • An overview of the planning system in England and how you can get involved with it
  • How to apply online and the decision-making process
  • The process for appealing against a decision

The Professional Portal

The Professional Portal serves as one-stop shop for those in the planning and building industry, providing a range of tools, services and guidance designed to help project managers at every step in the building process. 

The hub is subdivided into four subcategories:

  • An application toolkit featuring maps and plans, environmental reports and a fee calculator
  • A finder section detailing how to locate your local planning authority, approved inspectors and planning consultants
  • Legislation and guidance support to help you through the planning process
  • A media hub offering updates on industry news, social media content and advertising opportunities

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