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How to apply for Planning Permission

You will need to provide certain information when you make an application

The quickest and easiest way to apply for planning permission is through the government's online planning portal. Applying online saves on postage and printing, and immediately delivers your application to us. 

What to submit with your application

For every application, you will need to submit a form and various other plans and documents. As a minimum, most applications need:

  • A completed application form
  • A location plan that:
    • is scaled at 1:1250 or 1:2500 (if rural)
    • has the site outlined in red
    • has any adjoining land in the same ownership outlined in blue
    • shows a North point
  • A site plan scaled at 1:200 or 1:500. This should show the proposed works, any trees on site, fences and anything to be demolished. Essentially, it needs to show anything that is there now and anything that is proposed
  • Existing and proposed elevation and floor plans. These must be at a recognised scale (e.g. 1:150 or 1:50)
  •   Fees (PDF) [679KB] (if required)
  • Any other information required by the validation checklists. These with our planning forms and explain the information you need to give. Please read these carefully to avoid delays in processing your application

The planning system can be complicated. For this reason, we always recommend that you use an agent or architect to help you with your submission. 

Before you submit your application, we suggest you check our  validation aid (PDF) [333KB] . This will help you to make sure all the information we need is included with your application. 

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