Before you start

Our validation checklists tell you what we need to register your application. They help to make sure you give us all the information we need. If you don't, we will have to contact you for more which can lead to delays.  We are currently reviewing our Validation checklist to ensure that it is up to date and we anticipate completing this work in early 2022.

Before you submit an application you should:

Please be aware that documentation submitted in support of an application will be published on the Council’s website in order to facilitate the planning process.  Personal data will be redacted in accordance with our data protection policies. If you are providing information that is confidential please reference this in the file name or mark it clearly for our attention. Where confidentiality would affect the transparency of the planning process (e.g. certain viability information) then we will contact you to discuss.

Apply for planning permission

The Planning Portal gives step-by-step advice about planning and lets you to submit and view your applications

Paper copies of forms

We always suggest that you apply online but you can get all the forms from the Planning Portal if you need paper copies. You can:

Please note that only one copy is required, if you post them to us.

Application types not currently available online:

Minerals and waste planning applications

Planning application forms for minerals development are not available from the Planning Portal. Any application relating to minerals development should use the minerals application form.

The following documents are also available to download:

Please note that both the landowner certificate and the agriculture holders certificate need to be completed and signed.

In the case of waste management facilities, there may also be a need to apply for a waste management licence or an integrated pollution prevention control (IPPC) consent – or to obtain confirmation that the development is exempt from these requirements. Please contact the Environment Agency.

Contact Planning

See our contact details, including our response times and the areas we cover. 

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