Apply for planning permission

Apply online

You can apply for planning permission online through the Planning Portal

Apply for planning permission (Planning Portal)

The Planning Portal also allows you to:

  • download and print paper copies of application forms (external website)
  • create a site location plan (external website) (compulsory for all applications)
  • attach supporting documents (such as photographs)
  • calculate and pay the application fee (where enabled).

Application to modify or discharge a Section 106 legal Agreement

Submitting a valid planning application

The local list

We have broad powers to request information which we consider necessary in support of planning applications. This is known as the local list.

Ecology wildlife checklist

  • Ecology wildlife checklist [PDF | 142KB]: the checklist is used to establish whether or not an ecological survey is required as part of your application.

Design and access statement

  • Design and access statements are required for major developments, listed building consent applications and certain developments in conservation areas

Block plans

  • Use the Planning Portal's "Buy a Plan" (external website) service for the required site location plan and block plan

Planning application fees

Validation dispute

Validation dispute is a procedure by which  an applicant can appeal against non-determination of an application after the statutory time period has passed and no formal validation has taken place.

This means that we cannot make a developer provide information because it is on a local validation list. Applicants , can challenge the need to provide information requested on a local list if they consider the request does not meet the National Planning Policy Framework and planning law.

Community Infrastructure Levy

Planning applications containing additional proposed floorspace of over 100 square metres determined after 1 November 2012 may be liable to Community Infrastructure Levy charges.

Contact information

Web form: Planning team


  • Telephone: 01494 412 246