Local Checklists for Planning Applications

You may need to submit extra information with your planning application. Our local checklists specify the information you need to provide for each type of project.

On 14 December 2016 our planning committee approved a revised 1APP Planning Application Local Requirements checklist.  You can view the 2016 Planning Committee Report and the approved list together with the minutes of the meeting 

If you do not submit all the correct information with your application, it may take longer to get planning permission.

You can download local checklists of requirements for each type of project by following the links on this page.

General information for applications

If you are applying by post, we need two copies of plans, forms, certificates and supporting statements. They should be numbered so they can be referred to on the decision notice.

All plans should be named in a logical manner and must state the original paper size. You must submit plans that are Ordnance Survey based and up to date.

The site location plan should be at a scale of 1:1250 or 1:2500, and the site block plan at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100. When proposing new development, the plans must include a scale bar and key dimensions.

Your plans must also:

  • have north marked
  • cover a large enough area to easily find the location
  • have a red outline around the boundary of your house and any garden
  • have a blue outline around any other land you own that is not your house or garden
  • show elevations that identify which direction the elevations face.

Before submitting an application, you are strongly advised to make use of the planning application checking service we offer. This will identify what our views are on what you propose, and what information will be required to support any application.

All applications we receive are inspected in detail. Requests for plans will be proportionate to the nature and scale of the proposal. Information will only be required that adds to an understanding of the proposal. An applicant or agent can advise as to why they feel their submission is adequate and reflects the matter to hand.

We are unable to offer informal advice as to the need for planning permission. If you need advice as to whether you require permission, submit a formal Certificate of Lawfulness Application via the Planning Portal or download the relevant form below.

Almost all planning and related applications require the payment of a fee. Find out more about planning application fees.

Supplementary documents for local checklists

These supplementary documents are referred to in the local checklists of requirements. They can be downloaded below.

Icon for pdf 1APP Biodiversity Checklist [254.16KB]

Icon for pdf Design and Access Statement [4.5KB]

Icon for pdf Heritage Statement [9.61KB]

You can download local checklists of requirements for each type of project from the sections below.

Full planning permission

Use these checklists if you are applying for permission where the proposed development would not be applicable to the householder form below, and also for applications for change of use and works to flats and maisonettes.

Icon for pdf Full planning permission [85.28KB]

Icon for pdf Planning permission and advertisement consent [77.97KB]

Icon for pdf Planning permission and listed building consent [73.24KB]

Icon for pdf Planning permission and relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area [73.56KB]

Householder planning permission

Use these checklists if you are applying for householder permission.

Icon for pdf Householder application for works or extension to a dwelling [67.0KB]

Icon for pdf Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area [67.72KB]

Icon for pdf Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition [70.5KB]

Outline planning permission

Outline planning permission gives agreement for how a site could be developed. The permission is given as long as an application for approval of certain conditions, called Reserved Matters, is submitted.

Icon for pdf Outline planning permission with all matters reserved [78.88KB]

Icon for pdf Outline planning permission with some matters reserved [78.74KB]

Reserved matters and conditions

Icon for pdf Approval of reserved matters following outline application [63.74KB]

Icon for pdf Removal or variation of a condition [69.88KB]

There are no specific requirements for applications for the approval of details reserved by condition, except that they should be made in writing.

Icon for pdf Approval of details reserved by condition [57.85KB]

Listed or conservation area buildings

Use these forms when applying to alter/demolish a listed building or a building within a conservation area.

Icon for pdf Application for planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area [55.42KB]

Icon for pdf Listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition [66.77KB]

Consent to display advertisements

Use this form for consent to display an advertisement where no other type of consent is required.

Icon for pdf Application for advertisement consent [56.36KB]

Hedgerow removal notice

We need a completed form as set out in Schedule 4 of the Hedgerows Regulations 1997 and evidence of the date of planting.

Icon for pdf Application for hedgerow removal notice [51.4KB]

Lawful Development Certificate

You can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate when you do not need planning permission to prove that your development is legal. Check what extra information you need to submit to get a Lawful Development Certificate.

Use this checklist for an application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use or operation or activity, including those in breach of a planning condition.

Icon for pdf Application for a Lawful Development Certificate [59.23KB]

Use this checklist for an application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development.

Icon for pdf Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development [64.16KB]

Use this checklist for an application for a Lawful Development Certificate for proposed works to a listed building.

Icon for pdf Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for proposed works to a listed building [65.68KB]

Proposed agricultural or forestry development

Use this checklist if you are applying for prior notification for proposed agricultural or forestry development including a proposed building, proposed road, proposed fish tank or the proposed excavation of waste material.

Icon for pdf Prior notification for proposed agricultural or forestry development [58.22KB]

If you are applying for prior approval of the proposed change of use of an agricultural building, you should use the relevant checklist in the section below.

Prior approval or notification

You may to let us know about work that does not need planning permission by applying for prior approval. You will not be able to start the work until we have agreed.

The following checklists for prior notification are available:

Icon for pdf Prior notification of proposed telecommunications [56.73KB]

Icon for pdf Prior notification of proposed demolition [58.49KB]

Icon for pdf Prior approval for proposed larger home extension (Part 1 Class A) [63.62KB]

Icon for pdf Prior approval for a change of use from offices to residential (Part 3 Class O) [66.34KB]

Icon for pdf Prior approval of proposed change of use to state-funded school (Part 3 Class T) [60.0KB]

Icon for pdf Prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling house (Use Class C3) (Part 3 Class Q) [134.13KB]

Icon for pdf Prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a flexible use (Part 3 Class R) [126.79KB]

Icon for pdf Prior approval of proposed change of use of a building from retail use (Use Class A1 or A2) to a use falling within use class C3 (dwelling house), and for associated operational development (Part 3 Class M) [68.51KB]

Icon for pdf Prior notification of change of use from storage or distribution buildings and land to residential (Part 3 Classes O and P) [65.31KB]

Icon for pdf Prior notification of change of use from amusement arcades, centres and casinos to residential (Part 3 Class N) [62.19KB]

Icon for pdf Prior notification of change of use from shops, financial and professional services, betting offices, pay day loan shops and casinos to restaurants and cafes (Part 3 Class C) [126.99KB]

Icon for pdf Prior approval for a change of use from shops (Class A1) and financial and professional services (Class A2), betting offices, pay day loan shops (sui generis uses) to assembly and leisure uses (Class D2) (Part 3 Class J) [126.45KB]

Icon for pdf Prior approval for the erection or construction of a collection facility within the curtilage of a shop (Part 7 Class C) [58.28KB]

Icon for pdf Prior approval for the temporary use of buildings or land for the purpose of commercial film-making and the associated temporary structures, works, plant or machinery required in connection with that use (Part 4 Class E) [61.76KB]

Icon for pdf Prior notification of the installation of micro generation equipment on a non-domestic building (Part 14 Class J) [58.47KB]

Icon for pdf Prior approval for the provision of temporary school building on vacant commercial land and the use of that land as a state-funded school for up to three academic years (Part 4 Class CA) [59.79KB]

Icon for pdf Prior notification of changes of use from shops (Class A1), professional and financial services (Class A2), takeaways (Class A5), betting offices, pay day loan shops or launderettes to offices (Class B1a) (Part 3 Class JA) [135.31KB]

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