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 be submitted - see our validation check list for more information on the type and quality of plans and information required.
Completed form (2 in total to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically)
A plan which identifies the land to which the application relates drawn to an identified scale and showing the direction of North (4 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:
Block plan of the site (e.g. at a scale of 1:100 or 1:200) showing any site boundaries
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
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
–: may include some or all of the following. Please also see our validation check list which gives more detail on the quality and type of plans and reports to be submitted.
Affordable housing statement
Air quality assessment
Biodiversity survey and report
BREEAM report and rating information regarding Code for Sustainable Homes
Town Centre Uses – Evidence to accompany applications
Flood risk assessment
Foul sewage and utilities assessment
Heritage Statement (including Historical, archaeological features and Scheduled Ancient Monuments)
Land Contamination assessment
Noise impact assessment
Open Space assessment
Planning obligations-Draft Head(s) of Terms
Site Waste Management Plan
Statement of Community Involvement
Telecommunications Development – supplementary information
Tree survey/Arboricultural implications
Viability appraisal - Required where the proposed development does not meet the Council’s policies in relation to infrastructure provision such as affordable housing, open space provision, education contributions etc due to viability concerns. Developers will be expected to agree in writing to pay the Council’s reasonable costs arising from having any viability appraisal independently assessed.
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 tell you our decision within six to eight weeks.