National Information Requirements -

Information on the National information requirements for planning applications can be found in the Planning Practice Guidance.

Site location plans can be purchased from the Planning Portal website.  These can also be uploaded as part of the Planning Portal online planning application process.

Please read our Best Practice Guide for further information on drawing standards.

Local Information Requirements -

Information on our Local information requirements for planning applications can be found on our Checklists web page.  

Ownership Certificate 'Notices' -

Notice 1

and

Notice 2 (if applicable) can be accessed on the Planning Portal website.

CIL Additional Information Requirement Form -

Submit a fully completed CIL Additional Information Requirement Form with your planning application if the proposal creates floorspace through a new building or conversion/change of use.  Check the advice on completing the form

Further information can be also found on our CIL Guide for Applicants and Developers web page.

Please note - In some cases prior approvals may be CIL liable, please check our guidance to see if you need to submit a Notice of Chargeable Development form.

Design and Access Statements -

A Design and Access Statement will be required for most applications.  Please send unsigned versions of statements.

Tree Survey -

There may be requirements for a Tree Survey in relation to development.  Please send unsigned versions of surveys.

Local Flood Risk Standing Advice -

Applicants and agents are advised to refer to the Environment Agency’s Local Flood Risk Standing Advice for Bath and North East Somerset before making a planning application.

Environmental Impact Assessments -

View the legislation and guidance on the submission of Environmental Impact Assessments.  Please send unsigned versions of EIAs.

Fees - 
  • Most applications require a fee, please consult the fee sheet. Without the appropriate fee an application is not valid.
  • Payment must be made through the secure Planning Portal website as you submit your application.
  • For applications that cannot be submitted online through the Planning Portal you can pay online by visiting Pay For It. You will need your B&NES planning application reference number (e.g. 18/01111/AAA) and know the exact amount outstanding.
  • When submitting cheques, please ensure you write the B&NES planning application reference number and the site address on the back of the cheque and on any covering letter.

Please see advice on how to submit planning applications.

Last updated: 5 September 2018

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