Planning Application Forms and Checklists

All applications to us must be submitted on the relevant 1APP forms together with the checklist. We encourage you to submit your application online using the Planning Portal in which case you will only need to download the relevant checklist from the list below to attach to your application. However, if you wish to submit your application as a hard copy, forms can be downloaded from this page.

What do I need? Notes Form & Checklist

Householder Application Forms

These forms are to be used for works or extensions to a dwelling house. The definition of householder developer includes extensions, conservatories, loft conversions, dormer windows, alterations, garages, car ports or outbuildings, swimming pools, walls, fences, domestic vehicular accesses including footway crossovers, porches and satellite dishes; and excludes applications relating to any work to one or more flats, applications to change the number of dwellings (flat conversions or building a separate house in the garden), changes of use to part or all of the property to non-residential (including business) uses, anything outside the garden of the property (including stables if in a separate paddock).

Householder Application for Planning Permission for Works or Extension to Dwelling - Please see Validation Checklist 11

 

 

Householder Application for Planning Permission for Works or Extension to a Dwelling and Listed Building Consent for Alterations, Extension or Demolition of a Listed Building - Please see Validation Checklist 1 and Validation Checklist 2

Full Application Forms

Covers most other types of development (includes change of use and conversion).

Application for Planning Permission - Please see Validation Checklist 1

Application for Planning Permission and Conservation Area Consent for demolition in a conservation area - Please see Validation Checklist 1 and Validation Checklist 2

Listed Building Consent

Separate consent must be obtained for internal and external alterations, extensions or demolition of any Listed Building which is included in the statutory List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest, or is the subject of a Building Preservation Notice. 

Please see a schedule of Listed Buildings in the Borough.

Application for Listed Building Consent for Alterations, Extension or Demolition of a Listed Building - Please see Validation Checklist 2

Removal or Variation of a Condition

This application type can be used for minor amendments to applications where permissions/consents include a condition detailing the approved plan numbers.

Application for Removal or Variation of a Condition following Grant of Planning Permission - Please see Validation Checklist 3

Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development

If you are in doubt whether your proposal requires a planning permission, you may apply to the Council for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development.

Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development - Please see Validation Checklist 9

Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition

If you wish to obtain a certificate to prove that the use of land/buildings has been taking place continuously for more than 4 years in respect of a residential use or 10 years in respect of a commercial use, or that building works were carried out more than 4 years ago (i.e. a sufficient time to make the use/works immune from challenge as being an unauthorised), you may apply to the Council for a Lawful Development for the Existing use or building works. Such applications need to be accompanied by a site plan (and floorplans if relating to part of a property) illustrating the land and/or premises. Documentary evidence substantiating the application must also be submitted.

Application for a Lawful Development Certificate  for an Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition - Please see Validation Checklist 9

Applications to determine whether planning permission is required

If you are in doubt whether your proposal requires a planning permission, you may apply to the Council for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development.

Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed Use or Development - Please see Validation Checklist 9

Prior Notification: Proposed Telecommunications Installations

If you are submitting a formal notification under Condition A.3 of Part 24 of the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) ( England ) Order 2001 you must complete this form.

Application Form for Prior Notification of Proposed Development in Respect of Permitted Development by Telecommunications Code Systems Operators - Please see Validation Checklist 10

Prior Notification: Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development - Proposed Building  

Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development - Proposed Building

 

Prior Notification: Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development - Proposed Road   Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development - Proposed Road
Prior Notification: Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development - Excavation/Waste Material   Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development - Excavation/Waste Material
Prior Notification: Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development - Proposed Fish Tank (cage).   Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development - Proposed Fish Tank (cage)
Proposed Notification: Proposed Demolition

Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Demolition Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 Schedule 2, Part 31. The Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Demolition form should be used for proposals to demolish a building or structure. The purpose of this control is to give local planning authorities the opportunity to regulate the details of demolition in order to minimise the impact of that activity on local amenity. See Planning Portal for further guidance in relation to exceptions.

Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Demolition

Extension of Time Limits

Application for Extensions to the time limits for implementing planning permissions and associated listed building and/or conservation area consents.

You are advised this application can only be submitted if a permission/consent is extant (i.e not yet expired).

Further guidance on Greater Flexibility for planning permissions has been published by DCLG.

Application Form

Application Checklist

Guidance Note

Non-Material Amendment

You are advised to contact Development Control prior to submitting an application for a non-material amendment to an existing permission as this procedure cannot be used for material alterations to approved schemes. If the proposed alteration is considered to be material then you will need to submit a full application - see below for details.

Further guidance on Greater flexibility for planning permissions has been published by Department of Communities and Local Government relating to extension of time limits of permissions, and amendments to existing permissions.

Application form

Application Checklist

Guidance note

Hazardous Substances 

Hazardous Substances Consent is required for the presence on any site of hazardous substances at or above controlled quantities. See 'Hazardous Substances Consent: A guide for industry' published by DCLG for further information.

 

Approval of Details

Use this form for submitting details in relation to conditions imposed on planning permission, listed building consent or conservation area consent.

Application for Approval of Details Reserved by Condition Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990
Outline Application  

Application for Outline Planning Permission With Some Matters Reserved - Please see Validation Checklist 4

Application for Outline Planning Permission With All Matters Reserved - Please see Validation Checklist 5

Application for Approval of Reserved Matters Following Outline Approval - Please see Validation Checklist 6

Work to Trees or Hedgerow Removal

Work to protected trees (Tree Preservation Order/Conservation area) or notification of hedgerow removal. Permission must be obtained from us before any tree that is the subject of a Preservation Order or within a Conservation Area is lopped or felled. Site plans should be provided and the applicants should confirm that they are the owners of the land on which the tree stands or provide evidence that the owner agrees to the proposal.

Application for Tree works - Please see Validation Checklist 7

Hedgerow Removal Notice

Display of Advertisements

Separate consent may be needed for the display of certain non-illuminated and most illuminated advertisements.

Application for Consent to Display an Advertisement(s) - Please see Validation Checklist 8

Application for Consent to Display an Advertisement and Application for Listed Building Consent - not currently available (submit two separate application forms for Consent to Display an Advertisement and Listed Building Consent)

Modification or Discharge of Planning Obligations   Modification or Discharge of Planning Obligations

To download forms for those listed below please go to: http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/planning/applications/paperforms#offline

  • Notification of a Prior Approval Change of Use to Dwelling (s)
  • Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use to State Funded School
  • Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure

Public Utilities

Where the development will involve the provision of gas, electricity, water or telephone services the developer should give notice of their proposal at the earliest practicable date to the undertakers responsible for the services needed. In the event of the proposed building being within 60m of any overhead transmission line the appropriate electricity authority should be notified.

Need Help?

For further information in relation to any of these applications please contact the Development Control team. In addition, you should contact the Building Control team prior to carrying out any building works (including demolition) as separate permission may be required under Building Regulations.

Page last updated: 16/11/2017