The Planning Hub is Live: Join Now and Get Expert Planning Advice All in One Place

Join The Planning Hub
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Join The Planning Hub

Join The Planning Hub

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Join now and get six months of full access to The Planning Hub now for just £4.99

Looking for expert planning advice for your self build or extension? Homebuilding & Renovating has launched The Planning Hub to help you maximise the chance of your project being a success.

The Planning Hub is a new online resource that will help you understand how to get to grips with complex planning rules.

Once you’re signed in, you can access easy-to-read guides written by Homebuilding & Renovating's planning experts, which will provide you with key information to help you obtain planning permission.

The Planning Hub features in-depth, insightful information all in one place, so you can discover what you need to know to get your plans approved with minimum hassle. 

What's Included in The Planning Hub?

Joining The Planning Hub costs just £4.99 and gives you six months of unlimited access to vital planning guidance, including the following articles:

  • How to Get Planning Approval: Planning consultant Ken Dijksman’s guide to understanding the considerations likely to win over planners in the area you want to build
  • Planning Permission Refused? Here's What You Should Do: An expert’s view on assessing whether you should alter your design or launch a planning appeal, following a rejected application
  • Two-Storey Extensions - A Planning Guide: A detailed insight into which planning rules are important to know if you’re planning a two-storey extension.

Don’t start your next building project without access to The Planning Hub. Join now.

The Planning Hub FAQs

What does my one-off payment give me?

You will get full access to The Planning Hub from the day you purchase six months of access. If you wish to continue beyond this then you will need to purchase another six months of access. Your purchase in no way commits you to continue beyond six months.

How do I access The Planning Hub?

Once you have placed your order you will receive an immediate email confirmation from us. If this does not come through, please contact our customer care team on +44(0)330 333 1113. Lines are open Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm, UK time. To access The Planning Hub simply return to to continue reading.

When can I access The Planning Hub? Can I choose the start date?

Access will begin immediately. You cannot defer your start date to a later time. 

How can I read The Planning Hub?

You can access The Planning Hub via any digital device. When prompted, simply login or select the login option from the top right hand corner on any page of the Homebuilding & Renovating website

How do I login to The Planning Hub?

Simply visit and when prompted, please login and use the email address and password you created at the time of purchase. If you have forgotten your password, simply select the reset password option.

I'm having trouble logging in to The Planning Hub

Please check you are using the email address that you first entered on Homebuilding & Renovating and/or follow the password reset option if required. If you are still having trouble, please contact our customer care team on +44(0)330 333 1113. Lines are open Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm, UK time. Alternatively you can email 

Will I find The Planning Hub cheaper elsewhere?

No, this is the only place you can buy access to The Planning Hub.

I can't find the Homebuilding & Renovating subscriptions offer I'm looking for. 

If you are looking for the print or digital magazine edition of Homebuilding and Renovating, you can the latest offers here. At this current time you are unable to purchase a bundled subscription of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine with access to The Planning Hub.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and is the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating, a role he has had since 2019. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.