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Advice for submitting planning applications

Page last updated at 07 September 2017 at 16:33

Please note we are currently experiencing very high work volumes and as such there are some delays, but please be assured that an officer from the planning team will make contact with you as soon as possible to progress your application.

Planning application requirements

Before a planning application can be accepted as valid by the Council, it must contain sufficient information to enable it to be fully and properly assessed.

The information required to make a valid planning application consists of three elements:

1.  The relevant standard application form (1APP) which can be downloaded along with associated guidance notes below
2.  The mandatory national information requirements specified in The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010 (as amended), including a design and access statement where one is required 
3.  Information to accompany the application as specified by the local planning authority on their local list of information requirements

If an application is submitted that does not meet these requirements, the Council will deem it to be invalid.

Planning application forms, accompanying guidance notes and the Council's validation check list can be accessed on the Planning Portal.

Electronic applications

We encourage applicants to submit planning applications electronically using the Planning Portal website. This enables you to identify the right form that you need to use, ensure that you have included the relevant information required and pay the correct fee electronically using the worldpay service. You can also purchase ordnance survey location and block plans from the Planning Portal during the process.

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Fees for planning applications

You can check the correct fee to accompany your planning application using the fees list below. If you are still unsure as to the fee that is relevant to your proposals you are encouraged to contact our Customer Services Team on 023 8068 8000.