Important covid-19 update

See our June 2021 updated approach to Dorset Council planning applications for applicants and agents in response to covid-19.

Before you start

Our validation checklists tell you what we need to register your application. They help to make sure you give us all the information we need. If you don't, we will have to contact you for more which can lead to delays.

Before you submit an application you should:

Apply for planning permission

The Planning Portal gives step-by-step advice about planning and lets you to submit and view your applications

Paper copies of forms

We always suggest that you apply online but you can get all the forms from the Planning Portal if you need paper copies:

  1. download the forms
  2. email or post them to us

Application types not currently available online:

Minerals and waste planning applications

Planning application forms for minerals development are not available from the Planning Portal. Any application relating to minerals development should use the minerals application form.

The following documents are also available to download:

Please note that both the landowner certificate and the agriculture holders certificate need to be completed and signed.

In the case of waste management facilities, there may also be a need to apply for a waste management licence or an integrated pollution prevention control (IPPC) consent – or to obtain confirmation that the development is exempt from these requirements. Please contact the Environment Agency.

The planning office for the North Dorset, West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland area

Name: Planning - North Dorset, West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland area
Tel: 01305 838336
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The planning office for the Eastern area

Tel: 01202 228945
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The planning office for the Purbeck area

Tel: 01929 556561
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Minerals and waste team

Name: Planning, minerals and waste
Tel: 01305 224289
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