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How to submit your planning application


We only accept the national standard planning application forms. They have been introduced nationally to standardise and simplify the planning application process. The forms replace all previous versions of planning application forms and will become the only legal way of submitting a planning application.

Please note that there are number of validation checks that you need to make sure you have complied with to avoid your application being treated as invalid visit the validation checks section.

View tips for naming your supporting documents to get your application validated quicker.


Apply online

You can use the online Planning Portal to submit your application.

Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, upload supporting documents and pay fees online.

We received 68.2% of our planning applications via the online Planning Portal during 2014/15.

The benefits of applying online include:

  • You can work on your application in draft before submission
  • Immediate delivery and acknowledgement
  • Savings on postage and printing costs
  • Online record of your completed applications

If you prefer you can complete your application form online and submit supporting documents and fees by post.

Please note a planning application cannot be progressed until all the necessary supporting information and appropriate fee is received.

If your online Planning Portal submission is invalid, you should make any changes or submit additional information using this link.


Apply by email or post

You can download the Planning application forms below, known as 1APP paper forms. You can then complete these forms and submit then by email or in paper form.


Application Forms and Guidance Notes

Application and Guidance for Advertisements

Application - Demolition of Listed Buildings

Certificate of Lawfulness

Certificate of Lawfulness - Listed Buildings

Discharging of Planning Condition Forms and Guidance Notes

Full Planning Permission

Hazardous Substance Consent

Listed Building Application Form and Guidance Note

Non-Material Amendment Form and Guidance Notes

Outline Application Forms and Guidance Notes

Planning Application - Oil-Gas Extraction

Planning Permission - Display Advert

Householder Application Forms and Guidance Notes

Planning Permission - Listed Building Alterations

Planning Permission - Listed Building Demolition

Proposed Larger Home Extension Form and Guidance Notes

Prior Notification Application Form and Guidance Notes

Reserved Matters Following Outline Approval Application Forms and Guidance Notes

Variation of Planning Condition Forms and Guidance Notes

Works to Trees Application Form and Guidance Notes

Hedgerow Removal Notice

Articles to Serve Notice 


Redacting of information

In order to comply with Data Protection Legislation, there is certain personal information contained within planning and building control documents that, prior to being published on the Councils Public Access system, must be concealed. This process is known as redacting.

Further information can be found on the Redacting Information Procedure.