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Apply for planning permission

You can apply for planning permission online through the national Planning Portal website

You can also download printable application forms through the portal.

Online application

Planning application fees 

Planning maps

Do I need planning permission?

Not all work will require planning permission

The planning portal has a great deal of information covering a wide range of common household projects. The guidance covers both planning permission and building regulations.  Some projects require one or the other and some projects will require both. General information about whether you need planning permission can be found on the Planning Portal website 

The Planning Portal also provides you with an interactive house to help understand if you need planning permission.

Permitted Development

Some development, known as 'permitted development', does not require permission.  You can find out more information on the following links:           

Unfortunately, we are unable advise if your work will be considered permitted development.

If your proposal is permitted development you can apply for what is called a Lawful Development Certificate through the planning portal.

By clicking ‘Planning Constraints’ link this will show if there are any planning constraints on your property, such as conservation area restrictions or protected trees.

Where can I get planning advice?

If you want to know whether your proposed development would be considered acceptable not ‘Do I need planning permission’; we offer a preliminary enquiry service.  This is a fee payable service, charges attached below with guidance to the documentation required for this service:

Planning charges

Once your enquiry has been received you should expect to receive a response within 20 working days.     

Please note in order for us to comply with GDPR regulations all documentation will need to be checked and personal information may need to be redacted before we can publish the documents. Due to the processes involved to ensure that we are data compliant we are unable to facilitate any walk-in requests to the council offices for documentation that is not available on our website. 

To find out how we use your personal information, please read our Privacy Notice.

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