Before you apply for planning permission
Are you sure need planning permission? If so, the next step is to check that your plans meet the 45 degree code.
There are a number of documents you need to prepare before you can apply for planning permission. If these are not provided, or are not of the correct standard, the application will not be valid.
Householder Local Validation checklist
You must use the householder checklist. The checklist shows all the information we need. We cannot make a decision on your application without this.
You must provide extra information if the work will affect any of the matters in the guidance notes below:
Householder checklistDownload PDF (415.71 KB)
Guidance Note - TreesDownload PDF (74.72 KB)
Guidance Note - EcologyDownload PDF (115.67 KB)
Guidance Note - HeritageDownload PDF (201.82 KB)
Guidance Note - Flood RiskDownload DOCX (18.18 KB)
Most planning applications require a location plan and a site plan (also known as a block plan), to be submitted as supporting documents.
The most common reason for planning applications being rejected is that the accompanying plans are invalid, so you need to make sure yours are good enough.
- Planning Portal: Maps, plans and planning applications: what to submit [PDF]
- Buy a planning map from one of Planning Portal’s approved suppliers
Each application must be accompanied by an ownership certificate. There are four types, and you need to identify which is the correct one for your application:
If you are the sole owner of the land to which the application relates and there are no agricultural tenants.
If you are not the sole owner, or if there are agricultural tenants, and you know the names and addresses of all the other owners and/or agricultural tenants together with one of the notices below.
A Notice Under Article 13 must then be served on the owner and a copy of the notices included with the planning application.
If you do not own all of the land to which the application relates and do not know the name and address of all of the owners and/or agricultural tenants.
A Notice under Article 13 must then be served on the known owners and a copy of the notices included with the planning application.
If you do not own all of the land to which the application relates and do not know the names and addresses of any of the owners and/or agricultural tenants.
Notices under Article 13
Notice under Article 13 of application for planning permission for householder developmentDownload PDF (167.28 KB)
This notice is to be printed and served on individuals prior to completing Certificate B or C in the application form.
Full planning application
Notice under Article 13 to be printed and served on the owner if Certificate B or C is completedDownload PDF (127.93 KB)
Notice under Article 13 to be published in the newspaper if Certificate C or D is completedDownload PDF (127.74 KB)
Design and access statement
This is a brief report accompanying certain applications for planning permission and applications for listed building consent.
When submitting your planning application, please ensure that you pay the correct planning fees.
A guide to planning feesDownload PDF (121.87 KB)