Home > My Services > Planning and Building Control > Planning > Documents needed in support of planning applications

Documents needed in support of planning applications

All planning applications require supporting documentation. This is a national legal requirement set out by central government and applies to all councils throughout England and Wales.

The matrix below explains what documents are needed to be submitted with your planning application.  The documents on the left hand side are linked to examples of the types of documents that would be acceptable to make your application valid.  Please remember that if you submit an application without the correct documentation this will cause delays in us processing it and ultimately in you receiving your planning decision notice.

Document Requirements by Application Type

 

 

Householder

 

Protected Tree or Tree in Conservation

 

 

Listed Building

 

Certificate of Lawful Development

 

 

Full

 

Prior approval for a proposed larger home extension

 

Discharge of Condition(s)

Application Form

(Remember to fill out the Ownership Certificate)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Location Plan

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Block Plan

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Fee

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Elevations (existing and proposed)

Yes

No

Yes

Specific to application

Yes

Yes

No

Floor Plans (existing and proposed)

Yes

No

Yes

Specific to application

Yes

Yes

No

Sectional drawings (windows & doors)

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Specific to application

 

Design and Access Statement

Only if increase in floor area over 100m” in a Conservation Area

No

Yes (relevant to the complexity of the works)

Heritage Impact Assessment

No

Ff increase in floor area over 100m” in a Conservation Area and if a Major / complex application

No

Supporting documents required specific to condition