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Application Forms

The best way to apply for a wide range of planning permission is online using the Planning Portal which will allow you to complete the relevant form, attach your documents and submit your payment. You can also apply online to discharge a condition.

Standard planning application forms and the Local Information Requirements (local list) together with Building Regulation forms are listed on this page.

If you do not use the Planning Portal the forms available can be completed and emailed together with the accompanying documents to planning@wealden.gov.uk. Only 1 original and 1 copy (2 in total) of the Application Forms, Plans and Documents are required to be submitted unless otherwise stated.

The National Planning Policy Framework (June 2019) (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to publish a ‘local list’ setting out their information requirements for planning applications; that is, the information required for the submission of a valid planning application.

The  Local List Planning Validation Guide adopted February 2021 includes the mandatory national requirements as specified within the Town and Country (Development Management Procedure) Order (DMPO) and additional information reasonably necessary to enable the council to determine a planning application.

Local Information Requirements may not be necessary on many applications. If it is found that this information is required following validation, the application may be made invalid. 

The fee associated with a planning application depends on the type and scale of the development. For a typical householder application the cost is £206. 

There is a range of exemptions and reductions that are available depending on the circumstances.

A guide to fees for planning applications in England

You can also use the Planning Portal’s fee calculator to work out fees for different kinds of proposal.

Our dedicated pages provide information on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) including forms and on the CIL process, calculating CIL and CIL payments.

You can find further useful information and published guidance on the Agents Information page.

Planning Application Forms

These forms are used for applications to establish the principal of a new build proposal and  reserved matters following outline approval and removal or variation of a condition, and not for householder extensions.
Form Name Guidance Notes
Outline Planning Permission with some matters reserved (5) Guidance Notes (GN5)
Outline Planning Permission with all matters reserved (6) Guidance Notes (GN6)
Approval of Reserved Matters following outline approval (23) Guidance Notes (GN23)
Listed Building Consent  form required for all works affecting buildings that are listed as being of special architectural or historical interest, or works which affect their setting. Planning Permission form required for demolition or partial demolition of buildings, outbuildings, walls, gates or fences in a Conservation Area (this type of consent is only required for demolition of buildings or walls in a Conservation Area).
Form Name Guidance Notes
Listed Building Consent for alterations, or demolition of a Listed Building (11) Guidance Note (GN11)
Application for planning permission for demolition in a conservation area (10) Guidance Note (GN10)
Form NameGuidance Notes 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Larger Home ExtensionGuidance Note 040 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops or Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés (Class A3), and for building or other operations for the provision of facilities for ventilation, extraction and the storage of rubbishGuidance Note 041 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Takeaways (Class A5), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops or Launderettes (Sui Generis Uses); or a Mixed Use combining use as a Dwellinghouse (Class C3) with a Shop (Class A1) or Financial and Professional Service (Class A2), Betting Office, Pay Day Loan Shop or Launderette (Sui Generis Uses); to Dwellinghouses (Class C3), and for building operations reasonably necessary for the conversionGuidance Note 042 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices or Pay Day Loan Shops (Sui Generis Uses) to Assembly and Leisure (Class D2)Guidance Note 043 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to Dwellinghouses (Class C3), and for building operations reasonably necessary for the conversionGuidance Note 044 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to a flexible use within Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Restaurants and Cafes (Class A3), Business (Class B1), Storage or Distribution (Class B8), Hotels (Class C1) or Assembly and Leisure (Class D2)Guidance Note 045 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to State-Funded School or Registered NurseryGuidance Note 046 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use from Business (Class B1), Hotels (Class C1), Residential Institutions (Class C2/C2A) or Assembly and Leisure (Class D2) to State-Funded School or Registered NurseryGuidance Note 047 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use from Offices (Class B1(a)) to Dwellinghouses (Class C3)Guidance Note 048 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use from Light Industrial (Class B1(c)) to Dwellinghouses (Class C3)Guidance Note 049 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres or Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Dwellinghouses (Class C3), and for building operations reasonably necessary for the conversionGuidance Note 050  
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a ShopGuidance Note 051  
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a ShopGuidance Note 052  
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Provision of Temporary School Buildings on Vacant Commercial Land and the use of that land as a State-funded School for up to 3 Academic YearsGuidance Note 053 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the purpose of Commercial Film-Making and provision of Temporary Structures, Works, Plant or Machinery required in connection with that useGuidance Note 054 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Takeaways (Class A5), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops or Laundrettes (Sui Generis Uses) to Offices (Class B1(a))Guidance Note 055 
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: New dwellinghouses on detached blocks of flatsGuidance Note 056
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: New dwellinghouses on detached buildings in commercial or mixed useGuidance Note 057
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: New dwellinghouses on terrace buildings in commercial or mixed useGuidance Note 058
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: New dwellinghouses on terrace buildings in use as dwellinghousesGuidance Note 59
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: New dwellinghouses on detached buildings in use as dwellinghousesGuidance Note 60
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Enlargement of a dwellinghouse by construction of additional storeysGuidance Note 61
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Demolition of buildings and construction of new dwellinghouses in their placeGuidance Note 62

Please note: A Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) form is required to be completed with all of the above applications.

These forms are used to apply for a Lawful Development Certificate which is a statutory document that confirms that development, use, operation or activity, is lawful and does not require planning permission.
Form Name Guidance Notes
Lawful Development Certificate – Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition (14) Guidance Note (GN14)
Lawful Development Certificate – Proposed use or development (15) Guidance Note (GN15)
Lawful Development Certificate – Proposed Works to a Listed Building Guidance Note
These forms are used to erect or display of a sign, fascia sign, notice or advertisement.
Form Name Guidance Notes
Consent to display an advertisement(s) (12) Guidance Note (GN12)
Consent to display an advertisement and Application for Listed Building Consent (13) (currently unavailable)

Please Note: Only 1 Hazardous Substances Consent Form is required to be submitted.

A Non Material Amendment is defined by the Council as ‘an insignificant variation in a detail or details of an approved scheme which does not raise any new issues which would warrant the submission of a fresh planning application’. There would be no requirement to consult with third parties with such a change.

Amendments will not be accepted as Non Material where:

  • The planning permission has expired
  • The changes directly contravene planning conditions
  • There are or where objections relevant to the amendment being sought
  • The development will fall outside the application area
  • There are any changes to the site area
  • There is an increase in the height or dimensions of any proposed building
  • The external appearance of a building will be materially affected, including new materials
  • There is a repositioning of a building within the application area
  • Additional uses are proposed
  • There is an increase in the number of units
  • The proposed changes would alter aspects of the scheme which had been judged critical to the original decision to grant planning permission (for instance if specific materials had been agreed, a minor amendment to substitute unsatisfactory materials would not be appropriate)
  • There is an amendment to a Listed Building Consent
  • There is an amendment to a Planning Application associated with a Listed Building Consent
  • There is an amendment to a development within a Conservation Area

If your proposals fall within any of the above categories, either a fresh planning application or a ‘Minor Material Amendment’ application will be required; (see separate guidance note MMA3 on Minor Material Amendments).

A minor material amendment is one whose scale and nature results in a development which is not substantially different from the one which has been approved.

Minor Material Amendments will exclude development within ‘Non Material’ scope, as these less significant amendments are already catered for by the Council’s guidance note MMA2.  Minor Material Amendments shall be subject to an assessment of their significance in context. The ultimate discretion of what fulfils the above definition will be decided by the Council.

For the avoidance of doubt, these will normally exclude:

  •  Any amendment which is not within the scope of the description of development (e.g. change to height in storeys or numbers of bedrooms)
  • Any amendment which does not fall within the terms of a valid related condition on the original permission. (Any ‘notes’ on the decision notice
    concerning ‘approved plans’ are not accepted as a basis for submitting such an amendment)
  • Any amendment which increases the height of an extension above the existing dwelling ridge line
  • The ridge height of any new dwelling would be raised by 0.5m or more (amendment normally to relate to no more than 2 dwellings per site)
  • Any amendment which incorporates a flat roof on pitched roof building
  • Any increases in gross floor area over 3% of the approved development from the relevant permission (unless roof void conversion)
  • Any enlargement to the red edge site area
  • Any relocation/amendment which reduces ‘Root Protection Area’ to hedges or trees being retained
  • Any resiting of an approved detached building which moves off the approved footprint by more than 50% overlap
  • Any development which creates built form forward of the front/principal elevation of the host building
  • The planning permission relates to a Conservation Area or any Grade II or above listed building
  • The proposal involves loss of an approved parking or manoeuvring space below adopted maximum standards
  • Any changes of uses, additional uses, or, in the case of retail development, any new retail floor area
  • In the case of any commercial buildings, any further subdivision of approved floor area to create a new unit

Building Regulation Application Forms

Trees and Hedgerows Application Forms

Forms to carry out any work on trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order or in a Conservation Area, or to make an application for Hedgerow removal.
Trees and Hedgerows
Form Name Guidance Notes
Hedgerow Removal Notice (21) Guidance Note (GN21)
Works to Trees Subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and/or Notification of Proposed Works to Trees in Conservation Areas (CA) (31) Guidance Note (GN31)
Please Note: 1) One completed, submit the Tree Works Application Form together with plan and any other supporting documents to be submitted. 2) New Conservation Areas were designated by the Council on 22nd March 2017 and you are advised to check to see what changes have taken place.