Planning Application Guidance

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Make sure your submission contains all of our Validation Requirements. You should also check if your site is affected by any Heritage Asset (for example Conservation Area, Listed Building etc) or protected trees.

Our policies and other relevant guidance will be on our planning policies and Local Development Framework, whilst Government policy will be found at the Communities and Local Government.

For most applications you can apply online or alternatively paper forms are available from the Planning Portal, where you will also find advice on the kinds of work which need planning permission and those which do not. Forms for Prior Notification are available on the Planning Portal for printing.

Guidance notes for the type of application you are submitting are also available from the Planning Portal.

Notice to be served on Owner/Tenants
Notice under Article 11 of application for planning permission for Householder Development. This notice is to be printed and served on individuals prior to completing Certificates B or C. Notice
Notice under Article 11 of application for planning permission. Notice 1 - This notice is to be printed and served on individuals if Certificate B or C is completed. Notice
Notice under Article 11 of application for planning permission. Notice 2 - This notice is for publication in a local newspaper if Certificate C or D is completed. Notice
Fees Schedule
A Guide to the New Fees for Planning Applications - The fees apply from 22 November 2012 onwards Guidance Note

On some applications the viability of a scheme may be presented as a barrier to compliance with policies of the Local Development Framework. When this is raised the applicant must submit viability evidence, which will then be subject to an independent Financial Viability Assessment. The cost of the independent Financial Viability Assessment shall be borne by the applicant in full, together with a £36.00 (£30.00 + VAT) Council administration charge.