Make a planning application
The quickest, simplest and cheapest way to apply for planning permission is online through the Planning Portal:
Apply for planning permission
Guide to applying online
We recommend that you apply online but you can also download forms as PDF documents allowing you to print them out. Further information, including validation checklists and planning application forms, can be found below.
Additional planning forms required
- Sustainability compliance statement
To accompany all planning applications, explaining how your proposal meets the targets set out in the sustainable construction interim planning advice (see document downloads).
- Flood risk assessment (and guidance notes)
For developments of 1 - 5 hectares a Flood Risk Assessment is required.
- Design and access statements
Must be submitted with most planning applications. We will not register applications until such a statement has been submitted.
- Ownership forms and certificates
When making a planning application you must provide details of ownership of the site. If you do not own all the land to which your application relates you will need to serve notice on the owner and if you do not know all of the owners of the land you must publish the relevant notice in a local newspaper.
Help and assistance
Various guidelines, checklists and help documents are available to help you with your planning application. Additional guidance is provided on the Planning Portal.
Before you apply for planning permission, you may find it helpful to discuss your proposals with us. Our advice can help you get your application right, which could save you time and money, see: