Applying for planning permission

For an application to be valid and processed by the local authority, applicants will have to submit a range of information known as Planning Application Requirements, with their form. By providing this information at the time of submission it should help reduce delays in processing applications. You are also required to submit the relevant fee for the application.

Local Planning Application Requirements supplement the national requirements set out in the guidance.  Different requirements are listed for all the application types included in the national standard planning application forms.

For the first time, if you need to apply for two consent types, eg planning permission and listed building consent, combined forms are available which include the questions for both application types. If you use one of these combined forms, even though you only have to complete one form, it will be treated as two applications and you will be advised of two application numbers, one for each type of consent.

Please make sure you have checked our validation checklist before submitting your application.  If you do not send all the information we need your application will be deemed invalid.

You may wish to use an agent and/or architect that is registered with one of the following organisations (please note: it is not compulsory to use an agent/architect to submit your planning application):

  • RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute)
  • ARB (Architects Registration Board)
  • RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)

Listed buildings

If your property is a listed building you will require permission to carry out works including partial or full demolition, internal alterations and changes to boundary fences or walls. Find out if your property is statutory statutory listed or locally locally listed

Trees on your property

You may be protected under planning law by a tree preservation order, a planning condition or by your property being within a conservation area. The council's permission is required before any works like pruning, removal or disruption to the roots can be carried out.

Empty property grants

You can get up to £15,000 to renovate an empty property that needs repairing before it can be made available to rent.  Find out more.

Pages in Applying for planning permission

  1. You are here: Applying for planning permission
  2. Outline planning permission
  3. Party wall agreements
  4. Non-material amendments
  5. Minor material amendments