Before you apply, have you:
- checked if you need planning permission for the work you want to do
- found out what you need to supply with an application
- understood how much it will cost
- Read the guidance notes for the completion of your application
- You can download and complete the paper form by going to 'Other ways to do it'
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These documents and plans are required to submit a Householder planning application - see our Validation Check List for more information on the type and quality of plans and information requested.
- Completed form (two in total to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)
- A location plan which identifies the land to which the application relates drawn to an identified scale (1:2500 or 1:1250) and showing the direction of North (four in total to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)
- A copy of other plans and drawings or information necessary to describe the subject of the application (4 in total to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically) including:
- Site plan at a scale of 1:500 or 1:200
– Block plan of the site (for example, at a scale of 1:100 or 1:200) showing any site boundaries
– Existing and proposed elevations (for example, at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100)
– Existing and proposed floor plans (for example, at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100)
– Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor and site levels (for example, at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100)
– Roof plans (for example, at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100)
- The completed Ownership Certificate (A, B, C or D – as applicable) as required by Article 7 of the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995
- Agricultural Holdings Certificate as required by Article 7 of the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995
- Design and Access Statement, if your house is in a Conservation Area, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or a World Heritage site (see separate guidance notes)
- The appropriate fee
- In addition, where Ownership Certificates B, C or D have been completed, notice(s) as required by Article 6 of the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 must be given and/or published in accordance with this Article
Local requirements may also include some or all of the following. Please also see the validation check list which gives more detail on the quality and type of plans and reports to be submitted.
- Application Additional Information Requirement Form
- Biodiversity survey and report
- Daylight/sunlight assessment
- Flood risk assessment (for applications which fall within Flood Zone 2 or 3 as designated by the Environment Agency
- Land contamination assessment
- Noise impact assessment
- Parking and access provision
- Planning statement
- Site Waste Management Plan
- Tree survey/arboricultural implications
Your application comes back to us to decide if you can go ahead. We'll look at how it affects the local area, the environment and other people. We will usually get back to you with six to eight weeks.
If you can't submit online, you can download and print a paper copy from the Planning Portal website. You can complete this and send it into us.