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Householder Fast Track Planning Application Service

Do you need a quick decision?

There may be occasions when you require a quick decision on your planning application. You may for example have builders on stand-by or scheduled to start work, maybe a contractual arrangement, or perhaps you simply want your application dealt with as quickly as possible.

We now offer a Fast Track service for Householder applications e.g. extensions to your property. Wrexham’s Fast Track service will accelerate the administration and processing of your householder application for a small additional charge. The Council are required to decide your application within 8 weeks and occasionally applications can remain undecided beyond this period. Therefore if you would like your application decided sooner, for an additional charge of £50 we will fast track your application and issue you a decision within 28 days following registration. In the unlikely event of us not being able to achieve this target we will refund you the full £50.

The use of the Fast Track service does not affect the merits of the proposal and therefore to take full advantage of this facility you may also be interested in our pre-application advice service which will ensure that any potential problems which could results in delays are addressed before you submit your application.

How do I use the service?

If you wish to use this service please download and complete the application form in addition to the standard planning application form

If you wish to post or hand deliver your planning application, please include your Fast Track application form with your submission.

You can also use the online planning application submission service at www.planningportal.co.uk  If you use this facility, please attach your Fast Track application form as a ‘Supporting Document’.  Alternatively, post or email your Fast Track application form quoting your Planning Portal reference number (e.g PP-01234567).


Payment for the Fast Track service can be made at the same time as the statutory planning application fee. You will not be able to pay for the Fast Track service if you submit your application online because the Planning Portal only calculates the statutory fees.

The easiest way to make a payment is by using the Councils online e-store payment facility. Please use the following link and select the planning service you want to pay for:

A payment receipt is automatically emailed to you. If you wish to make a card payment over the phone please contact 01978 298994.

Contact us

If you have any questions or wish to make a payment please contact the Fast Track team on 01978 298994 or by email to planning_admin@wrexham.gov.uk