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 email@example.com. 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.
You can also use the Planning Portal’s fee calculator to work out fees for different kinds of proposal.
Planning Application Forms
- Notice 1 (Notice Under Article 11)
This notice is to be printed and served on individuals if Certificate B or Certificate C is completed.
- Notice 2 (Notice Under Article 11)
This notice is for publication in local newspaper if Certificate C or Certificate D is completed.
- Additional Information for Agricultural Dwelling (PA4)
- Additional Information for Agricultural Building (PA7)
|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)|
Please note: A Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) form is required to be completed with all of the above applications.
Please Note: Only 1 Hazardous Substances Consent Form is required to be submitted.
|Form Name||Guidance Notes|
|Approval of Details Reserved by Condition (27) (external link) (Condition Discharge)||Guidance Notes (GN27) (external link)|
|Application for a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission (34)|
See Non-Material Amendment Guidance Note (MMA2)
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
- Building Regulations Fees January 2021
- Building Regulations Submission Application Form
- Building Regulations Submission – Regularisation Application Form
Please check Guidance Notes for number of documents to supply with each submitted application.