Preparing and submitting an application

Planning application forms

Most planning applications can be submitted online at the Planning Portal, and your application may be validated more quickly if received in this way.

Make sure you have complied with national and local requirements before submitting your application.

You can also download the application forms, the accompanying form guidance notes and our local planning application requirements checklists for the type of application.

Applying for Prior Approval

You cannot apply for Prior Approval on the Planning Portal. If you want to apply for Prior Approval, download and complete the relevant form below.

Application type Guidance  notes (PDF) Application form (PDF) Application checklist (MS Word) CIL Additional Information Form required?

Householder Applications
(If your property is a flat in a house converted into flats you must use the "Application for Full Planning Permission" forms)

Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling Read this first

Application form

Checklist

Yes
Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area

Read this first

Application form

Checklist

Yes
Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building

Read this first

Application form

Checklist

Yes

Planning Notice. This notice is to be printed and served on individuals if Certificate B or C is completed


Notice form


No
Applications for Full Planning Permission
Application for planning permission Read this first

Application form

Checklist

Yes 


Application for planning permission including relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area Read this first

Application form

Checklist

Yes


Application for planning permission and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building Read this first

Application form

Checklist

 Yes


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

Read this first

Application form Checklist


Yes

Planning Notice. This notice is to be printed and served on individuals if Certificate B or C is completed)


Notice form

Applications for Outline Permission
Application for outline planning permission with some matters reserved

Read this first

Application form Checklist Yes if application involves 10 or more proposed residential units
Application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved

Read this first

Application form Checklist Yes if application involves 10 or more proposed residential units
Applications for Reserved Matters, Removal or Variation of Conditions and approval of details
Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval

Read this first

Application form Checklist

Yes if outline permission was granted after 31 March 2012


Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission or listed building consent

Read this first

Application form Checklist

No 


Application for approval of details reserved by a condition following full permission or listed building consent

Read this first

Application form Checklist No
Applications for relevant demolition in a conservation area (formerly Conservation Area Consent), Listed Building Consent (only and plus Advertisement Consent) and Works to Trees
Application for  relevant demolition in a conservation area

Read this first

Application form Checklist

No 


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

Read this first

Application form Checklist

No


Application for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building plus advertisement consent Not yet available, see notes to individual forms Application form

Checklist

No
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

Read this first

Application form Checklist

No


Notification of proposed works to trees in a conservation area

Read this first

Application form Checklist No
Advertisement Consent Only
Application for consent to display an advertisement(s)

Read this first

Application form Checklist No
Lawful Development Certificate Applications
Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use of operation or activity including those in breach of planning condition

Read this first

Application from Checklist

Yes


Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development

Read this first

Application form Checklist Yes
Other Application Types
Application for non-material amendment Read this first

Application form


 No
Prior Approval/notification under the General Permitted Development Order

Application form for prior notification of a proposed larger home extension

Read this first Notice Form Checklist Yes

Application form for prior notification 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 caf├ęs (Class A3)


Notice form
No

Application form for prior notification 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)


Notice form
No
Application form for prior notification for a change of use from shops (Class A1) and financial and professional services (Class A2), betting offices and pay day loan shops (Sui Generis Uses) to dwellinghouses (Class C3)
Notice form Checklist Yes
Application form for prior notification for a change of use  from amusement arcades/centres and casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to dwellinghouses (Class C3)
Notice form
No

Application form for prior notification for a change of use from storage or distribution buildings (Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to dwellinghouses (Class C3)


Notice form
No
Application form for prior notification for a change of use from an office (Class B1a) to dwelling house (Class C3)
Notice Form Checklist Yes
Application form for prior notification for change of use from various uses (Classes B1, C1, C2 C2a and D2) to a state-funded school
Notice form Checklist No

Notification for change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage to a flexible use (Classes A1, A2, A3 or B1) for a temporary period from a use falling within Classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, D1, D2 and a use as a betting office or a pay day loan shop


Notice form Checklist No

Application form for prior notification 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


Notice form
No

Application form for prior notification for a development consisting of the erection or construction of a collection facility within the curtilage of a shop


Notice form
No
Application form for prior notification of proposed demolition

Read this first

Application form Checklist No

Application form for prior notification for the installation, alteration or replacement of other solar Photovoltaic (PV) equipment on the roofs of non-domestic Buildings


Notice form
No
Application form for prior notification of proposed development in respect of permitted development by telecommunications code systems operators Read this first Application form Checklist No
Written request form as to whether building has been nominated
Written request form



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