Planning application and notification forms

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The quickest, simplest and cheapest way to apply for planning permission is online through the Planning Portal – please view:

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Planning application forms and checklists

We recommend that you apply online but you can also view the validation checklist and download the planning applications PDF forms below and print them out. Please note:

  • For electronic applications: documents need to be under 10MB in size
  • For postal applications: please only send one paper copy of each document and they should be unbound

The current local planning checklist was updated following a public consultation in June 2017. The local validation checklist is to make sure that we have sufficient information so that everyone can assess the impacts of the planning application. If you do not think the information is needed for a specific application, then please state your reasons for us to consider.

For larger or more controversial applications, it is a good idea to obtain pre-application advice from us to agree the information to send with the application. There is a charge for this service but it could save money and time by making sure that you only send the required reports.

The local checklist may be updated from time to time to match changes in government legislation. However, requirements to the local checklist will only be added after public consultation.

You may also need to send further information above that required by the local validation checklists if your area has an adopted neighbourhood plan. For further information please:

 Application typeForm and validation checklist

1.  Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling

householder application guidance

validation checklist 1

application form


2.  Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and listed building consent

householder application guidance
LBC guidance

validation checklist 2

application form


3.  Application for planning permission (FULL)

planning application guidance

validation checklist 3

application form


4.  Application for outline planning permission with some matters reserved

outline application guidance

validation checklist 4

application form


5.  Application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved

outline application guidance

validation checklist 5

application form


6.  Application for planning permission and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building

planning application guidance
LBC guidance

validation checklist 6

application form


7.  Application for planning permission and consent to display an advertisement(s)

advert consent guidance
planning application guidance

validation checklist 7

application form


8.  Application for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building

LBC guidance

validation checklist 8

application form


9.  Application for consent to display an advertisement(s)

advert consent guidance

validation checklist 9

application form


10.  Application for consent to display an advertisement and listed building consent

advert consent guidance
LBC guidance
validation checklist 10

11.  Application for a lawful development certificate for an existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition

lawful development guidance 

validation checklist 11

application form


12.  Application for a lawful development certificate for a proposed use or development (see form 29 for listed building version)

lawful development guidance

validation checklist 12

application form


13.  Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - proposed building

prior notification guidance

validation checklist 13

application form


14.  Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - proposed road

prior notification guidance

validation checklist 14

application form


15.  Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - excavation/waste material

prior notification guidance

validation checklist 15

application form


16.  Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed fish tank (cage)

prior notification guidance

validation checklist 16

application form


17.  Application for prior notification of proposed development by telecommunications code systems operators

prior notification guidance

validation checklist 17

application form


18.  Application for hedgerow removal notice

hedgerow notification guidance

validation checklist 18

application form


19.  Application for prior notification of proposed demolition

prior notification guidance

validation checklist 19

application form

 
20.  Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval

condition application guidance

validation checklist 20

application form


21.  Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission

condition application guidance

validation checklist 21

application form


22.  Application for approval of details reserved by condition

condition application guidance

validation checklist 22

application form


23.  Application for tree works: works to trees subject to a tree preservation order (TPO) and/or notification of proposed works to trees in conservation area

tree works guidance
additional information on trees in conservation areas and TPOs

validation checklist 23

application form

24.  Application for a non-material amendment to an existing planning permission

guidance note

validation checklist 24

application form

Please visit the Planning Portal website for information about the following applications:

 
25.  Prior notification for domestic/householder extension

guidance note
validation checklist included in application form

26.  Prior approval notification  for change of use - office to residential 
validation checklist included in application form

27.  Prior approval notification under Class M for change of use -
agricultural to commercial (flexible use)
validation checklist included in application form

28.  Application for the modification or discharge of a planning obligation
no  validation checklist

29.  Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building
no validation checklist

30.  Prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwellinghouse  (use class C3), and for associated operational development
no validation checklist

31.  Prior approval of proposed change of use of a building from a retail (use class A1 or A2) use or mixed retail and residential use to a use falling with use class C3 (dwellinghouse), and for associated development
no validation checklist

32.  Prior approval of proposed change of use to state-funded school or registered nursery
no validation checklist

33.  Prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a state-funded school or registered nursery
no validation checklist

34. Prior approval of a proposed change of use from storage or distribution buildings (BB) and any land within its curtilage to residential
no validation checklist

35. Prior approval of a proposed change of use from amusement arcades/centres and casinos (sui generis uses) and any land within its curtilage to residential (C3)
no validation checklist

36. Prior approval of a proposed change of use from shops, financial and professional services, betting offices, pay day loan shops and casinos (sui generis uses) to restaurants and cafes
no validation checklist

37. Prior approval of a proposed change of use from shops, financial and professional services, betting offices, pay day loan shops (sui generis uses) to assembly and leisure uses
no validation checklist

38. Prior approval for the temporary use of buildings or land for the purpose of commercial film-making and the assocated temporary structures, works, plant or machinery required in connection with that use
no validation checklist

39. 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
no validation checklist

Personal information

We will remove your contact details (telephone numbers and email addresses), but please note that all other information you provide on the application form and in any accompanying documents may be published on the Council’s website. 

To avoid publication of personal details, or any other information that falls within the definition of personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998, do not include them in documents supporting your application.

If you need any help please contact our Planning team.

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