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Make a planning application

To apply for planning permission you will need to send us:

  • a completed application form
  • the correct fee
  • plans of the site to scale 1:1250 or 1:2500
  • any relevant supporting information known as validation criteria
  • a statement of ownership, if you do not own all the land affected by your development affects you must fill in the relevant part of the application form

You may also want to get advice on your application before you submit it.

Application fees

Use the fee calculator to calculate how much you need to pay with your application.

You can pay online through the planning portal when you submit your application.

If you are not applying through the portal you can pay using our online form or phone customer services on 01993 861000.

How to apply

Apply for planning permission

If you prefer to complete a paper form, you can download a planning permission form. Then either post it back to us or deliver it by hand.

If you are developing a site between one to five hectares you will also need to submit a flood risk assessment.

What happens next

We will check your application and get in touch with you if there is any information missing. A planning officer will assess your proposal and may visit the site to put up the site notice.

All applications will be made available to view and comment on through Public Access.

For most standard or small planning applications you should have a decision in eight weeks. Larger or more complex applications may take 13 weeks.

Some planning applications might need to be decided by planning committee. If this is the case we will let you know and invite you to speak to the planning committee.

Making changes to your application

Once you have been given planning permission you may need to make a change to your application. If so, you will need to apply for a non-material amendment.

Check the non-material amendment validation criteria (PDF 63KB) to find out what you will need to include in an application to make a change.