Submit an Online Planning Application


Submit an Online Planning Application

New Planning Application Fees come into force on 17 January 2018

On 20 December 2017 the Government approved new regulations to increase existing planning application fees by 20%.  This is the first increase in planning fees for five years and is a statutory increase across England.

Please note that where an application is received before 17 January 2018 but lacks sufficient information for the application to be legally validated before 17 January 2018 the application will be subject to the new fees.

New fees will also be introduced for Permission in Principle applications when they are introduced and also now for applications for planning permission following the removal of permitted development rights through Article 4 directions or by condition.

For a complete list of all applicable planning fees please see the new amendment regulations Statutory Instrument 2017 No. 1314. A brief extract of the fees will be available shortly and the Planning Portal fee calculator will be updated for applications submitted on 17 January 2018.

How do I apply for Planning Permission?

The quickest and easiest way to make an application is to apply online via The Planning Portal.

Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, upload supporting documents and pay fees online.

The benefits of applying online include:

  • Savings on postage and printing costs
  • Online help function when completing applications
  • Electronic delivery and acknowledgement
  • Online record of your completed applications

Please note a planning application cannot be progressed until all the necessary supporting information and the appropriate fee is received.

Alternatively you can download the appropriate Application Form

Planning Application Validation Checklist

The information required to make a valid planning application comprises:

  • mandatory national information requirements specified in the General Development Procedure Order, including a Design and Access Statement where one is required;
  • the standard application form, and
  • information to accompany the application as specified by the local planning authority in their local list of information requirements

Please see the Validation Checklist below:

pdf icon Planning Validation Checklist [883kb]

This information as a whole enables the local planning authority to validate an application for planning permission and begin its determination.

What specific information will be essential for any particular application (before it can be registered) depends on the scale and type of that application. The type of information and the thresholds for such information are set out in the List.

The supporting information required with an application should add to the local planning authority's understanding of the development scheme that is submitted for determination. The information requested and provided should help to explain the nature of the proposed development, its anticipated impacts - positive and negative - and any measures that are proposed to mitigate any anticipated adverse impacts.

How much will my Planning Application cost?

You can download a schedule of planning fees.

Design and Access Statements

In June 2013 the statutory requirements for Design and Access Statement to accompany certain types of planning applications were amended.

Design and Access Statement for Planning Applications

The Council has produced pdf icon PP Guidance Notes [147kb]to explain the current requirements with the Council's expectations in respect of the requirements and the content of such documents, and a pdf icon pro-forma [236kb] to help structure your Statement.

Design and Access Statement for Listed Building Consents

The Council has produced pdf icon LBC Guidance Notes [148kb] to explain the current requirements with the Council's expectations in respect of the requirements and the content of such documents, and a pdf icon Listed Building Consent Pro-Forma [236kb]  to help structure your Statement.

Assessment of Significance (relating to Heritage Assets)

An Assessment of Significance form is available for applicants and agents to submit with their application.

Guidance notes, which show the information to be submitted are also available.


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