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Making a planning application
Submit a planning application, find out about permitted development or request pre-application advice.
Apply for planning permission
Not all work requires planning permission. You can check whether you need planning permission by using the interactive guide on the Planning Portal.
If your development does not come under permitted development then you will need to make a planning application. You can either submit a planning application online or download the relevant form from our planning application forms and fees.
You may also require Building Regulations consent for your proposal. Our Building Control team ensure that building work meets the minimum standards of the Building Regulations including fire safety, structure and thermal insulation requirements. For further details please see our building control page.
You can save yourself time and money with our pre-application advice service.
We will give you valuable guidance about your proposal and whether you are likely to receive planning permission.
Types of planning application
You can find full information and explanations about the different types of planning applications on the Planning Portal.
For the relevant requirements for each type of application, see our Local Validation List.
Planning constraints and obligations
There are a number of planning constraints that will have an impact on your planning application.
You will also need to be aware of certain planning obligations.
How we decide on a planning application
You can find out full details about how we decide on a planning application.
Most decisions are made under delegated authority, but around 10% of applications are referred to the planning committee.
Approval of conditions
This type of application will be necessary where a condition in a planning permission or a listed building consent requires details of a specified aspect of the development which was not fully described in the original application. These details need to be submitted for approval before the development can begin. Visit the Planning Portal 'apply' page for more information.
- Planning pre-application advice
- Permitted development
- Submit a planning application
- Planning application forms and fees
- How we decide on planning applications
- Planning constraints
- Protected trees
- Special Protection Area (SPA)
- Section 106 planning obligation
- Local Validation List
- Search and comment on a planning application
- Planning and building control documents
- Building Control
- Listed buildings and Conservation Areas
- Planning enforcement
- Planning policy and Local Plan
- Local Land Charges
- Viability assessments and the planning process
Making a planning application