Apply for planning permission

Step 1 - Check if you need planning permission

Not all work requires planning permission. You can check whether you need planning permission by using the Planning Portal interactive guide

If you are still unsure visit our pre-application advice page.

Step 2 - Find the right application form

There are different types of planning application which require different forms. The Planning Portal asks questions to guide you to the correct form. You can either complete your application online, or print out the form and send us your application in the post.

PDF forms can be downloaded from our planning application forms page.

Step 3 - Check what you need to submit

Before submitting your planning application you need to check what additional information you need to provide.

Our validation document explains the local requirements.

 PDF icon to indicate a PDF file Validation Document 

Step 4 - Submit your application and pay fees

You can submit your application for planning permission, along with any supporting information on the Planning Portal website.

Planning Portal - submit your application 

You can even pay your fees on the website.

Planning Portal - application fees

If you would  prefer to apply by post you can still pay for a planning application online You can also pay by cheque (please put the Planning Portal reference on the back) or email or call 01932 425131.

Get in touch about planning

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call during office hours and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help.