Application Forms

The Standard Planning Application forms and Local Information Requirements together with Wealden’s Building Regulation forms can be found below.

Planning application forms can be submitted online via the Planning Portal.  Alternatively the forms below can be printed out for completion and emailed, together with the accompanying documents to planning@wealden.gov.uk or posted to the address at the foot of the page.

There is an additional £25.00 (inclusive of VAT) transaction fee charge made by the Planning Portal for online applications and this will apply to any transaction which is £60.00 or above. All free applications and all applications where the fee is less than £60.00 will not incur this charge.

Please Note: Only 1 original and 1 copy (2 in total) of Application Forms, Plans and Documents are required to be submitted unless otherwise stated.

Since 31 March 2019, the Council no longer accepts cheque payments for planning applications, so the fee will need to be paid by debit/credit card transaction or by BACS. Further details regarding how to pay by BACS are available on the Online payments Page

Useful Information:

Local list of Information Requirements

Further information can be found on our Agents Information page.

National Validation Requirements as well as Mandatory Local Information Requirements should always be submitted with any application. However, applicants should consider in advance, any local information requirements which might affect their particular application.

Local Information Requirements may not be necessary on many applications. If, however, it is found that this information is required following validation, the application may be made invalid. If any advice or assistance is required on this, then please contact the Planning Technical Team on 01892 602010.

Planning Fee Information, Tips for Submitting Applications and Guidance Notes

With the increase in the submission of electronic planning applications and consultation with Statutory and other consultees now being carried out electronically, the Council has produced Guidance for Agents and Applicants   when submitting plans and documents. The purpose of this is to help speed up the receipt of planning applications and also is in response to comments received from consultees.

Please note: For a Minor Material Amendment please use Form No. 25 (Removal or Variation of Condition)

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Forms

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Forms  also information on the CIL process, calculating CIL and CIL payments.

Planning Application Forms

General Planning Application Forms

Planning application forms can be submitted online via the Planning Portal (external link).  Alternatively the forms below can be printed out for completion.

Form Name Guidance Notes Local Information
Planning Permission (4) (external link) Guidance Notes (GN4) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR4)
Planning Permission and Conservation Area Consent for demolition in a conservation area (7) (external link) Guidance Notes (GN7) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR7)
Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building (8) (external link) Guidance Notes (GN8) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR8)
Planning Permission and consent to display an advertisement(s) (9) (external link) Guidance Notes (GN9) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR9)
Removal or variation of a Condition following grant of Planning Permission (including Minor Material Amendments) (25) (external link) Guidance Notes (GN25) (external link)

Minor Material Amendments Guidance Note (MMA3)

Local Information Requirements (LIR25)
Application for Modification and Discharge of Planning Obligations (MADPO1)

Householder Applications

These forms should be used for works to a domestic dwelling house, including, extensions, loft conversions, conservatories, dormer windows, new or altered access, garages and outbuildings, garden fences or walls and satellite dishes.

Form Name Guidance Notes Local Information
Householder Application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling (1) (external link) Guidance Note (GN1) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR01)
Householder Application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and conservation area consent (2) (external link) Guidance Note (GN2) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR02)
Householder Application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building (3) (external link) Guidance Note (GN3) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR03)

Notice No 1 & 2 Certificates, PA4 and PA7

Outline and Reserved Matters

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 Local Information
Outline Planning Permission with some matters reserved (5) (external link) Guidance Notes (GN5) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR5)
Outline Planning Permission with all matters reserved (6) (external link) Guidance Notes (GN6) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR6)
Approval of Reserved Matters following outline approval (23) (external link) Guidance Notes (GN23) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR23)

Listing Buildings and Conservation Area Consent

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 Local Information
Listed Building Consent for alterations, or demolition of a Listed Building (11) (external link) Guidance Note (GN11) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR11)
Application for planning permission for demolition in a conservation area (10) (external link) Guidance Note (GN10) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR10)

Permitted Development Prior Approval/Notifications Forms

Form Name Guidance Notes  
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Larger Home Extension (external link) Guidance Note 040 (external link)
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 rubbish (external link) Guidance Note 041 (external link)
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 conversion (external link) Guidance Note 042 (external link)
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) (external link) Guidance Note 043 (external link)
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 conversion (external link) Guidance Note 044 (external link)
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) (external link) Guidance Note 045 (external link)
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to State-Funded School or Registered Nursery (external link) Guidance Note 046 (external link)
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 Nursery (external link) Guidance Note 047 (external link)
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use from Offices (Class B1(a)) to Dwellinghouses (Class C3) (external link) Guidance Note 048 (external link)
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Change of Use from Light Industrial (Class B1(c)) to Dwellinghouses (Class C3) (external link) Guidance Note 049 (external link)
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 conversion (external link) Guidance Note 050 (external link)
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop (external link) Guidance Note 051 (external link)
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop (external link) Guidance Note 052 (external link)
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 Years (external link) Guidance Note 053 (external link)
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 use (external link) Guidance Note 054 (external link)
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)) (external link) Guidance Note 055 (external link)

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

Lawful Use Certificate

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 Local Information
Lawful Development Certificate – Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition (14) (external link) Guidance Note (GN14) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR14)
Lawful Development Certificate – Proposed use or development (15) (external link) Guidance Note (GN15) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR15)
Lawful Development Certificate – Proposed Works to a Listed Building (external link) Guidance Note (external link)

Prior Notification for Agricultural/Forestry Determinations, Telecommunications and Demolitions

These forms are used to make an application for prior notification of agricultural, forestry determinations, telecommunications and demolitions.

Form Name Guidance Notes Local Information
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Erection, Extension or Alteration of a Building for Agricultural or Forestry use (external link) Guidance Note (GN16) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR16)
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Formation, Alteration or Maintenance of Private Ways for Agricultural or Forestry use (external link) Guidance Note (GN17) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR17)
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Excavations or Deposits of Waste Material reasonably necessary for the purposes of Agriculture  Guidance Note (GN18) (external link)
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Placing or assembly of a Tank, Cage or any other structure in any waters for use in Fish Farming (external link) Guidance Note (GN19) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR19)
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Development by or on behalf of an electronic communications code operator for the purpose of the operator’s Electronic Communications Network in, on, over or under land controlled by that operator or in accordance with the electronic communications code (external link) Guidance Note (GN20) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR20)
Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed: Demolition of Buildings (external link) Guidance Note (GN22) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR22)

Please Note: Only 1 Demolition Form is required to be submitted.

Advertisement

These forms are used to erect or display of a sign, fascia sign, notice or advertisement.

Form Name Guidance Notes Local Information
Consent to display an advertisement(s) (12) (external link) Guidance Note (GN12) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR12)
Consent to display an advertisement and Application for Listed Building Consent (13) (currently unavailable) Local Information Requirements (LIR13)

Hazardous Substances

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

Post-Decision Applications

Post-Decision Applications
Form Name Guidance Notes Local Information
Approval of Details Reserved by Condition (27) (external link) (Condition Discharge) Guidance Notes (GN27) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR27)
Application for a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission (34) (external link) 
Additional Help (external link)
Guidance Notes (external link)

Non-Material Amendment Guidance Note (MMA2)

Local Information Requirements (LIR34)

Building Regulation Application Forms

Building Regulations

Please check Guidance Notes for number of documents to supply with each submitted application.

Trees and Hedgerows Application Forms

Trees and Hedgerows

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 Local Information
Hedgerow Removal Notice (21) (external link) Guidance Note (GN21) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR21)
Works to Trees Subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and/or Notification of Proposed Works to Trees in Conservation Areas (CA) (31)(external link) Guidance Note (GN31) (external link) Local Information Requirements (LIR31)

Please Note:

1) One completed 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.