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Please submit electronically through the Planning Portal (external link).  For all major applications, please send one paper copy.

Planning Application Requirements

Forms and Checklists

The forms, checklists and guidance notes are available on this page in PDF format for you to download and use.

Householder Applications

Applications for extensions to houses or bungalows or for domestic garages or other development in the garden of a house (but not flats) may be submitted on the special simplified application form. The standard form should be used for all other applications for planning permission.  Guidance on whether you need planning permission or whether your proposal may be permitted development is also available on the website.

Householder Application

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Householder Application with Listed Building Consent

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Householder Application and Demolition in a Conservation Area

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

 

Full Planning Permission Applications

The standard form should be used for all other applications for full planning permission, e.g. erection of a new dwelling or change of use.

Full Planning Application

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Full Planning Application with Listed Building Consent    

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Full Planning and Demolition in a Conservation Area

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Full Planning with Advertisement Consent

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

 

Listed Building Consent

This form should be used for alterations to a Listed Building (including external or internal alterations, demolition or partial demolition).  Please see Listed Buildings for further information and advice.

Listed Building Consent Application                             

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

 

Demolition in a Conservation Area

This form should be used for demolition or partial demolition of unlisted buildings (including outbuildings, boundary walls, gates and fences) situated in a Conservation Area.  Please see Conservation Areas for further information and advice.

 

Demolition in a Conservation Area                        

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

 

Advertisement Consent

This form should be used for the erection or display of a sign, fascia sign, notice or advertisement.

Advertisement Consent Application                             

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

 

Outline Permission Applications

Applications for outline permission do not need as much detail as full applications but must still include information on use, the amount of development, indicative layout, scale parameters and indicative access points.  Matters such as access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale can be approved at a later stage by a reserved matters application.

Outline Application with some matters reserved            

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Outline Application with all matters reserved

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

 

Reserved Matters

Applications to approve matters reserved from outline applications, i.e. access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale. The proposal must be consistent with the outline permission.

Approval of Reserved Matters Application                     

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

 

Certificates of Lawful Use

Certificate of Lawful Use - Existing

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Certificate of Lawful Use - Proposed                            

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

 

Approval of Details Reserved by Condition

Use this form to apply for approval that conditions imposed by a planning permission have been discharged/complied with.  There is a fee for this application.

Approval of Details Reserved by Condition                   

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

 

Removal or Variation of a Planning Condition

Use this form to remove or vary conditions imposed by a planning permission.

Removal or Variation of a Condition                            

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

 

Notifications

Prior Notification for Agricultural Building – Proposed Building

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Prior Notification for Agricultural Building – Proposed Road

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Prior Notification for Agricultural Building – Excavation or Waste Material

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Prior Notification for Agricultural Building – Fish Tank or Cage

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Prior Notification for Proposed Demolition

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Prior Notification for Telecommunications

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

 

Works to Trees or Hedgerow Removal

Works to Trees                                                         

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

Hedgerow Removal

Form

Checklist

Guidance Note

 

Non-material amendment to a planning permission

Only planning permissions can be amended using this form. A guidance note is also available below. The council has published some additional guidance for Non Material Amendments to planning permissions.

Non-material amendment to a planning permission                  

Form

 

Guidance Note

 

Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a Listed Building

The form and guidance notes are available from the Planning Portal.

Prior Notification for Householder Permitted Development - larger single-storey rear extensions

For householders wishing to build larger single-storey rear extensions under permitted development between the period of 30 May 2013 and 30 May 2019, please complete the Prior Notification for Householder Permitted Development Form. Note: Applications approved after 6th April 2015 may be subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Prior Notification for Change of Use of Offices to Dwelling(s) Form & Guidance

This notification can be used to notify the authority of the intention to change of use of Offices (Class B1(a)) to Dwellinghouses (Class C3). The form and guidance notes are available from the Planning Portal. Please note: There will be a fee of £80 for this change of use application. Note: Applications approved after 6th April 2015 may be subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Notification of Proposed Flexible Change of Use Form & Guidance

The form and guidance notes are available from here. Please note: There will be a fee of £80 for this change of use application.

Notification of Change of use of Agricultural Buildings Form & Guidance

The form and guidance notes are available from here. Please note: There will be a fee of £80 for this change of use application. Note: Applications approved after 6th April 2015 may be subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Prior Approval of proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail (Use Class A1 or A2) Use or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse), and for Associated Operational Development Form

The form is available from the Planning Portal. Please note: There will be a fee of £80 for this change of use application or if the development involves a material change of use and permitted building operations in connection with the change of use, the fee shall be £172. Note: Applications approved after 6th April 2015 may be subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Prior Approval of proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery Form

The form is available from the Planning Portal. Please note: There will be a fee of £80 for this change of use application or if the development involves a material change of use and permitted building operations in connection with the change of use, the fee shall be £172.

Prior Approval of proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), and for Associated Operational Development Form

The form is available from the Planning Portal. Please note: There will be a fee of £80 for this change of use application or if the development involves a material change of use and permitted building operations in connection with the change of use, the fee shall be £172. Note: Applications approved after 6th April 2015 may be subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use to State-Funded School or Registered Nursery Form

The form is available from the Planning Portal. Please note: There will be a fee of £80 for this change of use application.

Notification for Prior Approval for a Change Of Use from Storage or Distribution Buildings (Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3)

The form is available from the Planning Portal. Please note: There will be a fee of £80 for this change of use application.

Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3)

The form is available from the Planning Portal. Please note: There will be a fee of £80 for this change of use application (or £172 if includes building work).

Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés (Class A3)

The form is available from the Planning Portal. Please note: There will be a fee of £80 for this change of use application (or £172 if includes building work).

Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1) and Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops (Sui Generis Uses) to Assembly and Leisure Uses (Class D2)

The form is available from the Planning Portal. Please note: There will be a fee of £80 for this change of use application (or £172 if includes building work).

Notification for Prior Approval for a Development Consisting of the Erection or Construction of a Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop

The form is available from the Planning Portal.  There is no fee for this application.

Notification for Prior Approval for the Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the Purpose of Commercial Film-Making and the Associated Temporary Structures, Works, Plant or Machinery required in Connection with that Use

The form is available from the Planning Portal.  There is no fee for this application.

Notification for Prior Approval for the Installation, Alteration or Replacement of other Solar Photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the Roofs of Non-domestic Buildings, up to a Capacity of 1 Megawatt

The form is available from the Planning Portal.  There is no fee for this application.

Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Premises in Light Industrial Use (Class B1(c)) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3)

The form is available from the Planning Portal.  Please note: There will be a fee of £80 for this change of use application (or £172 if includes building work).

Mineral Development Form & Guidance

This form should be used for all applications for permission to carry out mineral working and development.  Available from our Mineral Development web page

Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development Form & Guidance

The form and guidance notes are available from our Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development web page

Application Form to Modify or Discharge a Planning Obligation

Complete the form if you wish to modify or discharge a planning obligation.  This form is applicable for S106A and S106BA (affordable housing) applications.  There is no fee payable for this application. The form is available by following this link.

Additional advice notes 

Information provided on the application form and accompanying drawings and documents will be made available on the internet. 

Ownership Certificate 'Notices' -

Notice 1

and

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

Hardcopies can also be obtained by phoning the Planning Registration Team on 01225 394041 option 5.

For major applications submitted online 

Please complete the form online and post/deliver a minimum of 2 sets of all the application documentation to Planning Services. Extra copies may be requested for certain applications. In addition, copies of the application documentation should be supplied on CD disc to enable electronic processing.  Individual files must not exceed 5Mb in size when submitting documents on CD. The application will be registered when these requirements are fulfilled. 

Please note that Dropbox and other related products/services are currently blocked by the council because they are assessed as an information security risk. Applications and associated documents can be submitted electronically via the Planning Portal.

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Last updated: 2 March 2016

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