Apply for planning permission

You can apply for planning permission online or you can submit a printed form.

Apply for planning permission

Download the form

We require:

  • one hard copy of the form and all documents
  • a copy of all the documents on CD (we will not be able to process the application if this is not provided).

Please check the information on your form is complete and correct and that all the information needed for your submission is included before you submit your application.

We receive a large number of new planning applications which are not valid. This is because of errors on the forms or that information is missing from the submission. Most of these errors are avoidable. Please see the validation requirements information in the documents section below.

It is not possible to apply online for:

  • application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building
  • extending the time limits of existing planning permission (this application is only valid for permissions granted on or before 1 October 2010 that have not expired)
  • prior approval of a proposed larger home extension
  • prior approval of proposed change of use of a building from office (use class B1) use to a use falling within use class C3 (dwelling houses)
  • prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling house (use class C3), and for associated operational development
  • prior approval of proposed change of use of a building from a retail (use class A1 or A2) use or a mixed retail and residential use to a use falling within use class C3 (dwelling house), and for associated operational development
  • prior approval of proposed change of use to state-funded school or registered nursery
  • prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a state-funded school or registered nursery
  • prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a flexible use within shops, financial and professional services, restaurants and cafes, business, storage or distribution, hotels, or assembly or leisure.

Forms for these cases are available from the Planning Portal.