How do I apply for Planning Permission?
The quickest and easiest way to make an application is to submit an online planning application.
Alternatively you can download the appropriate paper application form below.
If you apply using a paper copy we will require one copy of all forms and plans.
Please note information provided on the application form and accompanying drawings and documents will be made available on the internet.
Please read the following information before submitting an application.
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 latest Planning Validation Checklist (Nov 18).
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 Guidance Notes 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 to help structure your Statement.
Design and Access Statement for Listed Building Consents
The Council has produced Guidance Notes 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 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.
Wildlife Assessment Check
This is a free online tool for householders and small to medium-scale developers who want to undertake a development project to check whether they will need expert ecological advice before submitting a planning application. This tool is not intended for large development projects where formal Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) are required according to EIA regulations.
Wildlife Assessment Check
Schedule of Fees
View a schedule of planning fees.
Planning Permission for Works or Extension to a Dwelling
Planning Permission for works or extension to a dwelling and for Relevant Demolition of an Unlisted Building in a Conservation Area
Planning Permission for Works or Extension to a Dwelling and Listed Building Consent for Alterations, Extension or Demolition of a Listed Building
Full Planning Permission
Planning Permission and Relevant Demolition of an Unlisted Building in a Conservation Area
Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for Alterations, Extension or Demolition of a Listed Building
Planning Permission and Consent to Display an Advertisement(s)
Application for a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission
Outline Planning Permission
Planning Permission with Some Matters Reserved
Planning Permission with All Matters Reserved
Application for Permission in Principle
Please note: Applications for Technical Details Consent based on a granted Permission in Principle should be submitted as a Full Planning Permission with details of the related Permission in Principle provided in the description.
Reserved Matters and Removal or Variation of Conditions
Approval of Reserved Matters following Outline Approval
Removal or Variation of a Condition following Grant of Planning Permission or Listed Building Consent
Approval of Details Reserved by a Condition Following Full Planning Permission or Listed Building Consent
Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent Applications
Conservation Area Consent for Demolition in a Conservation Area
Listed Building Consent for Alterations, Extension or Demolition of a Listed Building
Works to Trees and Hedgerow Removal Notice
Tree Works – Works to Trees Subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and/or Notification of Proposed Works to Trees in Conservation Areas (CA)
Application for Hedgerow Removal Notice
Advertisement Consent Only
Consent to Display an Advertisement(s)
Lawful Development Certificate Applications
Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing Use of Operation or Activity including those in Breach of a Planning Condition
Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed Use or Development
Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a Listed Building
Prior Notification Applications
Notification of a Proposed Larger Home Extension
Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development – Proposed Building
Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development – Proposed Road
Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – excavation/waste material
Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed fish tank (cage)
Prior Notification of Proposed Development in respect of Permitted Development by Telecommunications Code Systems Operators
Prior Notification of Proposed Demolition
Prior Approval of proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery
Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure
Prior Approval of proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3)
Prior Approval of proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail Use (Use Class A1 or A2) or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse)
Prior Approval of a Proposed Change of Use of a building from Office (Use Class B1) Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse)
Notification for Prior Approval for a Change Of Use from Storage or Distribution Buildings (Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3)
Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3)
Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés (Class A3)
Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1) and Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops (Sui Generis Uses) to Assembly and Leisure Uses (Class D2)
Notification for Prior Approval for a Development Consisting of the Erection or Construction of a Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop
Notification for Prior Approval for the Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the Purpose of Commercial Film-Making and the Associated Temporary Structures, Works, Plant or Machinery required in Connection with that Use
Notification for Prior Approval for the Installation, Alteration or Replacement of other Solar Photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the Roofs of Non-domestic Buildings, up to a Capacity of 1 Megawatt
Application to modify or discharge a Planning Obligation (Section 106 Agreement)
Notices under Article 6 Application for Planning Permission
- Notice 1 – Notice to be printed and served on individuals if Certificate B or C is completed
- Notice 1a Householder Development – Notice to be printed and served on individuals if Certificate B or C is completed
- Notice 2 – Notice for publication in local newspaper if Certificate C or D is completed