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:

Application forms

Application typeValidation checklist
Householder Application for Planning Permission for works or extension to a dwelling  Validation checklist 1
Householder Application for Planning Permission for works or extension to a dwelling and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area  Validation checklist 2
Householder Application for Planning Permission for works or extension to a dwelling and Listed Building  Validation checklist 3
Application for Planning Permission (inc Change of Use)

 Validation checklist 4, inc checklists 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Application for Outline Planning Permission with some matters reserved   Validation checklist 5
Application for Outline Planning Permission with all matters reserved   Validation checklist 6
Application for Planning Permission and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area  Validation checklist 7
Application for Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a Listed Building  Validation checklist 8
Application for Planning Permission with Advertisement Consent to display an advertisement  Validation checklist 9
Application for Listed Building Consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a Listed Building  Validation checklist 11
Application for Advertisement Consent (to display an advert)  Validation checklist 12
Application for Advertisement Consent and Listed Building Consent (to display an advertisement on a Listed Building) Validation checklist 11 
Validation checklist 12
Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use or operation or activity, including those in breach of a planning condition Validation checklist 14
Guidance note
Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or Development Validation checklist 15
Guidance note
Prior Notification of proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development - Proposed Building  Validation checklist 16
Prior Notification of proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development - Proposed Road or Track  Validation checklist 17
Prior Notification of Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development - Excavation/Waste Material  Validation checklist 18
Prior Notification of proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development - Proposed Fish Tank (cage)  Validation checklist 19
Prior Notification of proposed development in respect of Permitted Development by Telecommunications Code Systems Operators  Validation checklist 20
Prior Notification of proposed demolition  Validation checklist 22
Application for Approval of Reserved Matters following Outline approval  Validation checklist 23
Application for Removal or Variation of a Condition following approval of Planning Permission  Validation checklist 25
Application for Approval of Details reserved by Condition  Validation checklist 27
Application for Tree Works: Works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and/or Notification of proposed works to Trees in a Conservation Area   Validation checklist 31
Application for non-material amendment following a grant of Planning Permission  Validation checklist 34
Prior notification for domestic/householder extension  Validation checklist
 included in application
 form
Prior approval notification under Class J for change of use -
office to residential (temporary until 30th May 2016)
 Validation checklist
 included in application
 form
Prior approval notification under Class K for change of use -
schools (temporary for one academic year)
 Validation checklist
 included in application
 form
Prior approval notification under Class M for change of use -
agricultural to commercial (flexible use)
Validation checklist
included in application form
Application for the modification or discharge of a planning obligation Guidance Note
 Major planning applications Major applications checklist

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