Planning Application Forms and Guidance Notes
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:
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
IMPORTANT - New Planning Application Validation Checklist
Please read the following guidance carefully before submitting your application.
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 - click here for the list
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.
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 PP Guidance Notes [PDF] [147kb]to explain the current requirements with the Council's expectations in respect of the requirements and the content of such documents, and a pro-forma [PDF] [236kb] to help structure your Statement.
Design and Access Statement for Listed Building Consents
The Council has produced LBC Guidance Notes [PDF] [148kb] to explain the current requirements with the Council's expectations in respect of the requirements and the content of such documents, and a Listed Building Consent Pro-Forma [PDF] [236kb] to help structure your Statement.
How much will my Planning Application cost?
To view a schedule of planning fees click here.
Outline Planning Applications
In addition to the submission of a Design and Access Statement please read these guidance notes regarding outline applications and the definition of 'Reserved Matters'.