Make a Planning Application

Please refer to our ‘Do I Need Planning Permission?’ page, prior to submitting an application, to confirm if planning permission is required.

Further details relating to planning policy considerations, which may be relevant to your application, can be found in our Local Development Framework page.

See Planning Advice and Guidance for details relating to our pre-application advice services.


You need to make sure that you submit all of the correct supporting documents when you complete your planning application. To find out which supporting documents you need for the work you are planning to carry out, you should check:

The National Validation List applies to all planning applications in England, and the Local Validation List only applies to applications you submit to us.

We encourage you to submit your planning application online using the Planning Portal, which enables anyone to submit a planning application electronically to us free of any additional charge. All you need is electronic copies of your drawings and supporting documents.

Main benefits of online submission:

  • Free of any additional charge.
  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • No printing or postage required.
  • Simple to register and submit applications.
  • Applications can be managed and tracked online.

See our page on Planning Application Forms for further details on Planning Portal online submissions. This page also includes details on hard copy submissions for which forms can be downloaded and submitted either by hand/post/email to

Page last updated: 08/08/2018