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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.

Plans

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.

Ownership certificate

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:

Certificate A

If you are the sole owner of the land to which the application relates and there are no agricultural tenants.

Certificate B

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.

Certificate C

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.

Certificate D

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

Householder application

This notice is to be printed and served on individuals prior to completing Certificate B or C in the application form.

Full planning application

Design and access statement

This is a brief report accompanying certain applications for planning permission and applications for listed building consent.

Planning fees

When submitting your planning application, please ensure that you pay the correct planning fees.

Ways to pay

You can pay online.