The simplest way to submit a planning application is online. Click the 'apply online' image below.
Registration is easy and applying online has many benefits including:
There is step-by-step advice for each type of application form and your application and the documents you submit will be immediately sent to the council.
You can also choose to download the application forms and post the completed application to the address at the top of the form.
Applications submitted by post will take longer to review than online applications.
An application will only be progressed once we receive all of the necessary plans, supporting documentation and the appropriate fee. Applications are often incomplete because:
Remember, your application cannot be progressed until the correct fees have been received!
The easiest way to find out what your planning application fees will be is to use The Planning Portal Fee Calculator
Further details of how fees are calculated can be found on the planning portal
Wherever a fee is based on site area, it is defined as the area to which the application relates, i.e. the land that is being developed, including any which changes its use as part of the development.
This should normally be shown edged in red on the plans accompanying the application.
Wherever a fee is based on floor space, the floor space calculation should include the gross amount (of all storeys) to be created by the development shown in the application.
For the purposes of calculating the fees, this measureased on floor space, the floor space calculation should include the gross amount (of all storeys) to be created by the development shown ment is the external measurement of the structure and should include the thickness of the internal and external walls. The calculated floor space should not include other areas inside a building which are not readily usable by humans or animals. For example lift shafts, fluid tanks, loft spaces etc.
As well as the application form and the necessary fee plans and documents will be required. When we receive your application we validate it to see if it meets national and local requirements.
If you do not submit everything that we need then we cannot register your application and your decision will be delayed.
We have shown the bare minimum of documents that you need to send us below. Different types of application will require more information.
All plans that you submit must:
The plan must show the application site outlined in red at a metric scale of 1:1250 (or 1:2500 in more rural areas) with a north point shown. Any other adjacent land owned by the applicant must be outlined in blue. The site location plan should also include nearby properties, their postal numbers and at least two named roads.
The Use of Ordnance Survey Maps - There are some important areas that you need to be aware of when you're using Ordnance Survey maps for a planning application. The map can't be a Land Registry document, and it must not have been used for more than one application. The planning map must have the Ordnance Survey Crown copyright marked on it. You cannot use a screen grab or a photocopy, and if you're using a hand-drawn map, it can't be copied from an existing Ordnance Survey map. If you are copying or printing the maps for use in your application, you need to display the appropriate licence number.
A site/block plan of the site to a scale of not less than 1:200 showing existing features of the site, e.g. walls, buildings, other structures and boundary treatments (i.e. walls and fences). All new works must be shaded in red. You will also need to show any trees on the site and indicate their location, species, girth and spread on the map.
The following plans/drawings should clearly outline any materials or finishes to be used. This may include render type and colour, roofing slates, eaves, verge details, and door & window styles:
Please use theto check if you need to submit any additional supporting statements or assessments, for example, regarding drainage or contaminated land.
A Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) may be required for any application where you are undertaking work which involves: works to a roof, roof space, weather boarding or hanging tiles e.g. loft conversion, roof raising, extensions, barn conversions to an existing building - further details and other reasons for requiring a PEA can be found in the Local Validation Checklist on the right of this page.
Further information can be found on the Planning Portal