Apply for planning permission
How do I apply for planning permission?
You can apply for planning permission in one of two ways – online or by completing a paper submission.
Submitting your planning application online through the national Planning Portal is the preferred and recommended method of submission. The application, and all supplied information, will then be passed to us to consider.
You can use the Planning Portal to get advice, complete forms, upload plans and other supporting information and pay any required fee. You will need to register an account to complete an application.
The benefits of applying online include:
- immediate delivery and acknowledgement
- online help function when completing applications
- savings on postage and printing costs
- online record of your completed applications
- you can work on your applications in draft before submission
From 1 May 2018, we have introduced an Interim Local Validation List [PDF, 159Kb] which informs both applicants and agents what supporting information will be required in order to make a planning application valid.
The level of information needs to be proportionate to the size and type of application and the local list requires only information that is necessary to the consideration of the application in accordance with paragraph 193 of the NPPF and the guidance contained within the Planning Practice Guidance.
Paper application forms can be accessed from the Planning Portal website.
You can use the ‘paper form chooser’ to find out which planning form you need and access the help text and guidance notes:
If you submit your application in paper form, you must provide one set of all submitted forms, documents and plans. For larger proposals it is helpful if you provide an extra copy.
You can submit an application by post or in person.
Details about the new changes to permitted development rights, how it works and an online application form are now available to view and use.
Application forms for ‘non-material amendments’ and ‘extending the time limits of applications’ cannot be completed online, but can be found as documents on the Planning Portal website :
The Planning Portal website offers an online fee calculator.
You can also download a full fees list from the Planning Portal if required.
In line with new government regulations, planning fees will increase for applications submitted after 17 January 2018.
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- Design and access statements explained [PDF, 199Kb]
- Scheme of delegation for determining planning applications [PDF, 31Kb]
- Code of practice for members and officers [PDF, 49Kb]
- Development and Flood Risk Guidance Note [PDF, 167Kb]
- Validation Checklist [PDF, 158Kb]
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Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
Please check beforehand to save any unnecessary journeys.
Please note – Duty office hours are suspended pending a review. Please email any queries in respect of permitted development enquiries and pre-application enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you in due course.