Submit an Application Online
We recommend that you submit your planning application electronically via the Planning Portal.
This will enable you to complete and submit online forms, purchase site and location plans and attach plans and drawings to your application. The key benefits of using the Planning Portal include:
- Savings on postage & printing costs
- Online help function when completing applications
- Online record of your completed applications
- Immediate delivery and acknowledgement
There is no charge for this service but registration is required before you will be able to use it.
This is the preferred and recommended method of submission. It also means that we will usually receive your application much faster.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO START YOUR APPLICATION
Planning Application Forms and Guidance
If you do not wish to submit your application electronically, application forms and guidance notes, can be downloaded from our forms download page.
Before submitting your application, please visit 'What Plans to Submit' webpage. Your application will not be processed if it does not meet the minimum requirements.
Usually you will need to submit 4 copies of application forms and all accompanying documentation. Listed building applications only require 3 copies and tree applications require 2 copies. If you are in any doubt, please contact the planning office to check.
Applications for 'Major' Development
'Major' development includes the following:
Residential development comprising 10 or more dwellings OR if the number of dwellings is unknown, the site area is 0.5 hectare or more OR any other use where the floorspace proposed is 1,000 square metres or more OR if the site area is one hectare or more.
If you propose to submit an application for 'Major' development, we strongly advise that you discuss it with us first.
Please see our 'PRELIMINARY PLANNING ADVICE' page for more information.
Consent for Works to a Tree
Consent for works to a tree is usually only required if a tree is either:
1. Located within a Conservation Area
2. Protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)
If you are unsure as to whether your tree is protected, please contact us to find out.