Planning Application Forms (1APP)
Following its launch in 2008, 1APP, the National Standard Planning Application form is in use by every local authority in England.
What is 1APP?
1APP was introduced by the Government as part of the move to streamline the planning system. 1APP superseded all previous planning application forms (with the exception of minerals forms) and is now the only method of applying for planning permission in England.
A single set of standard forms have been introduced for England which local authorities are unable to amend.
The new form will provide a consistent format and set of questions and with the aim of helping to make the process of applying for planning permission more straightforward for applicants.
To ensure that you provide the information necessary for your application to be processed efficiently, different forms are provided for different types of application, these include:
Full planning permission
Outline planning permission, including approval of reserved matters
Listed building consent
Conservation area consent
Advertisement consent (see CLG website for further guidance)
Tree works (including trees protected by a TPO and trees in a conservation area)
Certificate of lawfulness of existing and proposed use or development
For the first time, if you need to apply for two consent types, e.g. planning permission and listed building consent, combined forms are available which include the questions for both application types. If you use one of these combined forms, even though you only have to complete one form, it will be treated as two applications and you will be advised of two application numbers, one for each type of consent.
The Planning Portal Online Applications service
Whilst you can still submit your applications on paper, there are distinct advantages to be gained by completing the form online and applying electronically.
The intelligent nature of the forms means that it is quicker and easier for you to complete them online because it is clear which part of the forms you need to complete dependent on your earlier answers.
In addition to completing the form online, you can attach drawings and other files. Payment to Rutland can only be made by card or cheque at this time although an online payment system will be available soon.
The aim is to encourage new ways of working within the planning service that will support an almost paperless system.
Online application service (registration or login) (opens in a new window)