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.
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:
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.
These supplementary documents are referred to in the local checklists of requirements. They can be downloaded below.
You can download local checklists of requirements for each type of project from the sections below.
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.
Use these checklists if you are applying for householder 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.
There are no specific requirements for applications for the approval of details reserved by condition, except that they should be made in writing.
Use these forms when applying to alter/demolish a listed building or a building within a conservation area.
Use this form for consent to display an advertisement where no other type of consent is required.
We need a completed form as set out in Schedule 4 of the Hedgerows Regulations 1997 and evidence of the date of planting.
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.
Use this checklist for an application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development.
Use this checklist for an application for a Lawful Development Certificate for proposed works to a listed building.
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.
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.
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: