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Submit a planning application


When you apply for planning permission, you must find out the type of planning consent that you need.

If you are unsure, please contact us for advice.

Sometimes you may need to submit more than one type of application. For example, if you propose to carry out works to a listed building, this may need a submission of listed building consent as well as an application for planning permission.

Apply online

Apply for planning permission online via the Planning Portal.

Your application will be sent electronically from the Planning Portal to us, along with any associated documents and fees.

Not all types of applications can be submitted online. These are listed at the Planning Portal.

Help and advice with online applications

Get help and advice with online applications at the Planning Portal.

If you apply online via the Planning Portal or email documents directly to us, we can only accept PDF documents compatible with Adobe Reader Version 11.

Planning application forms and / or Guidance notes are available to download from this website.

Apply manually

We encourage you to submit your application online, but if you prefer printed forms, visit the Planning Portal.

Application fees

Calculate your fees on the Planning Portal or download our scale of fees.


Regulations to introduce the 20% increase in planning fees were made on the 20th December 2017, which means that the local planning authorities will be able to start applying the fee increase from the 17th January 2018.  This fee increase includes the introduction of a fee for planning permission following the removal of permitted development rights through Article 4 directions or by condition.

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What you must submit

Planning applications must, from the point at which they are received and registered, contain all the information we need to make a decision.

This helps planning officers to deal with your application more efficiently.

Our validation checklists (below) sets out the information you must include with your application.


When we receive your application, it will be formally checked to make sure that it is accurate and complete. We won’t validate your application if any of the relevant information is missing or inaccurate.

Download our validation checklists below.

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