Before you start

Our validation checklist tells you what we need to register your application. It will help you 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. The Council adopted a new local list for applications submitted from 1 October 2022.

Before you submit an application you should:

  • check the validation checklist - Updated 09/11/2022
    18. Construction management plan/site management plan requirement removed
    from local list requirements and inserted into additional requirements for minerals and waste applications 48. Requirements renumbered to take account of this change. 

21. Flood Risk Assessments –minor change to update text to be clearer when flood risk assessments are required in flood zone 1 due to risk of flooding from all sources.

35. Statutory declarations and evidence for certificates of lawfulness – text updated
to reflect when witnessed statutory declaration is required.

39. Sustainability Statements – note added for the avoidance of doubt ‘planning applications’ includes an application for reserved matters and technical details consent.

For all sites impacting over 0.1ha and those indicated by the check list, an ecological survey must be submitted to and approved by the Council’s Natural Environment Team to validate your application. See Ecology Guidance for Planning Applications for more information.

Please be aware that documentation submitted in support of an application will be published on the Council’s website in order to facilitate the planning process. Personal data will be redacted in accordance with our data protection policies. If you are providing information that is confidential, please reference this in the file name or mark it clearly for our attention. Where confidentiality would affect the transparency of the planning process (e.g. certain viability information) then we will contact you to discuss.

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. You can:

Please note that only one copy is required, if you 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.

Contact Planning

See our contact details, including our response times and the areas we cover. 

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