Application forms

Apply online

We recommend that you apply online. We now receive over 70 per cent of our applications this way.

Apply online now

Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, upload supporting documents and pay fees online.

Benefits of applying online

  • Immediate delivery and acknowledgement
  • Savings on postage and printing costs
  • Online help function when completing applications
  • Online record of your completed applications
  • Online payment 

If you prefer, you can also complete your application online and submit the supporting documents and fees by post.

Apply by post

Alternatively, you can download and print a paper form from the Planning Portal. You can then complete this and send it to us. If you submit a paper application, it is only necessary to provide one copy of the documents.

Download a paper form

If you are unsure which form to use, please email or call 01442 228671.

Application types available online

  • Approval of details reserved by a condition
  • Approval of reserved matters
  • Consent to display an advertisement
  • Demolition in a conservation area
  • Full planning and demolition in a conservation area
  • Full planning and display of advertisements
  • Full planning and listed building consent
  • Full planning permission
  • Hedgerow removal notice
  • Householder planning and demolition in a conservation area
  • Householder planning and listed building consent
  • Householder planning permission
  • Lawful development: existing use
  • Lawful development: proposed use
  • Listed building consent
  • Non-material amendment
  • Outline planning permission: all matters reserved
  • Outline planning permission: some matters reserved
  • Prior notification: building (agricultural/forestry)
  • Prior notification: demolition
  • Prior notification: development by telecoms operators
  • Prior notification: excavation/waste material (agricultural/forestry)
  • Prior notification: fish tank/cage (agricultural/forestry)
  • Prior notification: road (agricultural/forestry)
  • Removal/variation of a condition
  • Tree works: trees in conservation areas/subject to TPOs

Application types not available on the online/paper system

For all other consent types, including prior approval applications, please visit the forms section of the Planning Portal website for more information.

Guidance on other relevant documents to accompany your application

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

All planning applications, including those for Lawful Development Certificates, must have the CIL additional information form submitted alongside them (see below). We require this additional information to determine whether a charge is due, to determine the amount of CIL payable and to provide advice on any possible relief and the associated relief procedure. The CIL guidance document provides advice on how to fill in the CIL additional information form. View all CIL forms

Find out what CIL zone your site/property is in

Interactive map showing planning constraints and CIL zones

Affordable housing

Read more about our approach to calculating affordable housing contributions:

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