Submitting fees and application forms
Find out your planning fees, how to pay them and how to submit your planning application.
Pre-Application advice for planning
We can help with all development proposals within the borough ranging from small scale householder extensions to major residential (10 units or more), retail, commercial and industrial developments. Find out more
Note: Fees changed on 1 October 2013
Work out the correct fee
Note: Where the 1APP form requests Floorspace figures, please give the External Floorspace figure in addition to the Internal Floorspace. All planning fee calculations are based on the External Floorspace proposed. This will avoid any delay in validating your application.
Submission of the Planning Fee
- Knowing your planning fee and planning reference, pay online
If you don't have a Planning Reference, you can submit the planning fee by choosing one of the options below:
- Sending a cheque for the full amount quoting the application address
- Log a 24 hour call back request to pay by Credit or Debit Card by telephone on 01895 250230.
Planning application forms
Submit your planning application on-line by using the Planning Portal website.
The benefits of submitting your planning from online:
- No printing or postage costs
- 24 hours a day service
- Ability to create an electronic location plan
- Add any attachments to your submission
- Calculate the fee online
- Pay for your application online
Alternatively print out your application form at E-cabinet for all forms
Application forms not on the Planning Portal
The following application forms are currently not available on the Planning Portal online application system or through the E-cabinet.
Application for extending the time limits of existing planning permissions together with aguidance note, and a question-by-question help text for completion of the application form.
Application for non-material amendments following planning permission together with a guidance note, and a question-by-question help text for completion of the application form.
Notification of a Proposed Larger Home Extension (prior-approval for householders)
This template can be used by a householder to notify the local planning authority of the intention to build a larger single-storey rear extension as described on the Extensions common project page. Please read the guidance note for help completing the notification.
Notification of a Proposed Change of Use to Dwelling(s)
This template can be used by a developer to notify the local planning authority of the intention to the use of Offices (Class B1(a)) to dwellinghouses (Class C3)
Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use to State Funded School
Development is not permitted if this permission has been used for the building previously, or if the use of the building is sui generis, or if the building is a listed building or Scheduled Ancient Monument or is or forms part of a safety hazard area or military explosives storage area.
Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure
Development is not permitted where the building exceeds 500 square metres or is a listed building or Scheduled Ancient Monument or is or forms part of a safety hazard area or military explosives storage area.
Help with submitting your application
Help in submitting an on-line application together with video tutorials can be found on the Planning Portal's how to apply online. Planning Portal has there own Technical support to help if you are having trouble with your application.
Submitting supporting information and fees
Regardless of how you submit your application it cannot be progressed until all the necessary supporting information and the appropriate fee is received. This is known as National and Local Validation Criteria. Our checklist will help you identify these criteria detailing what you need to include in your application.
Other useful information
Planning Inspectorate: You can obtain these forms from the Planning inspectorate website.
Interactive house: Explore the Planning Portal's Interactive House Guidance on semi-detached house for guidance on many common householder projects, including home micro-generation, in England.
Interactive terrace: Explore the Planning Portal's Interactive Terrace Guidance relating to flats, shops and basements as well as many common householder projects, in England.
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