Planning Application Forms

The Council has recently reviewed its position as far as it relates to informal planning advice, particularly as far as it relates to giving advice on the need for planning permission on householder developments. Until recently the Council offered this service for a small fee. The advice however was not legally binding.

From the 1 Nov 2016, the Council will no longer offer this service. We advise however that should a definitive legally binding decision be required on whether a householder proposal requires planning permission or not, a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Use or Development under the Town and Country Planning Act 1991  [as amended] should be applied for. This legally binding certificate is often a requirement of lenders before funds are released.

All of these various different Planning Application forms are available to download below, along with guidance for each. These new forms have been introduced nationally by the government to replace all local authorities' own versions. Please note that:

  • You will need to complete the number of copies as indicated
  • The application form comprises only part of your submission. Various attachments will also be required.
  • If you prefer, you may submit your application online.

Most Commonly Used Forms

Other Application Forms
Prior Approval Application Forms

Link to FormName/DescriptionCopies RequiredLink to Guidance Text
Prior Approval of a Proposed Larger Home Extension For certain sizes of single storey extension 1 Guidance for Householder Prior Approval application form
Householder Application Form Householder Application for planning permission for works or extension to a single dwelling 1 (or 2 if in a Parish) Guidance for Householder application form
General Planning Application Form Application for full planning permission (including change of use applications) (full forms) 1 (or 2 if in a Parish) Guidance for general planning application form
Listed Building Consent Form Application for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building 1 (or 2 if in a Parish) Guidance for listed building consent form
Advertisement Application Form Application for consent to display an advertisement(s) 1 (or 2 if in a Parish) Guidance for advertisement application form
Tree Works Form Application for tree works: works to trees subject to a preservation order (TPO) and/or notification of proposed works to trees in conservation areas (CA) 1 Guidance for tree works form
Planning permission in Conservation Area Form Householder Application for Planning Permission for works or extension to a dwelling and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area 1 (or 2 if in a Parish)  
Demolition of unlisted building in a Conservation Area Form Application for Planning Permission and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area 1 (or 2 if in a Parish)  
Demolition in a Conservation Area Form Application for planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area 1 (or 2 if in a Parish) Guidance for Demolition in a Conservation area

Other Application Forms

 Link to Form Name/Description Copies Required Link to Guidance Text
Outline Application Form Application for Outline Planning Permission With Some Matters Reserved 1 (or 2 if in a Parish) Guidance for Outline Application form
Outline Application Form (RM) Application for Outline Planning Permission with all matters reserved 1 (or 2 if in a Parish) Guidance for Outline Application form (RM)
Certificate of Lawful Use (Existing) Form Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition 1 Guidance for Certificate of Lawful Use (existing) form
Certificate of Lawful Use (Proposed) Form Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development 1 Guidance for Certificate of Lawful Use (proposed) form
Telecommunications Application Form Application for prior notification of proposed development by telecommunications code system operators 1 (or 2 if in a Parish) Guidance for Telecommunications Application form
Hedgerow Removal Form Application for hedgerow removal notice 1 (or 2 if in a Parish) Guidance for Hedgerow Removal form
Demolition Notification Form Application for prior notification of proposed demolition 1 (or 2 if in a Parish) Guidance for Demolition Notification form
RM Form Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval 1 (or 2 if in a Parish) Guidance for RM form
Variation of Condition Form Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission 1 (or 2 if in a Parish) Guidance for Variation of Condition form
Details Reserved by Condition Form Application for approval of details reserved by condition 1 Guidance for Details Reserved by Condition form
Non-material Amendment Form Application for non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission 1 Guidance for Non-Material Amendment form
Modify/Discharge Planning Obligations Form Application to modify and discharge a Planning Obligation 1 Guidance for Modify/Discharge form
Notification of a Proposed Change of Use to Dwelling(s) Form Application to notify of a proposed change of use to dwelling(s) 1 (or 2 if in a Parish)  
Section 106 Application Form Application form to modify or discharge a section 106 planning obligation 1 Guidance for Section 106 application form

Prior Approval Application Forms

Link to FormName /DescriptionCopies Required
Prior Approval of a Proposed Larger Home Extension and Guidance notes For certain sizes of single storey extension 1
Fish Tank Form Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - proposed fish tank (cage) 1
Waste Form Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - excavation/waste material 1
Agricultural Road Form Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - proposed road 1
Agricultural Building Form Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - proposed building 1
Prior approval for change of Shops, Financial, Professional, Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops to Assembly and Leisure uses Application for for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1) and Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops (Sui Generis Uses) to Assembly and Leisure Uses (Class D2) 1
Prior approval for change of Shops, Financial, Professional, Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops to Restaurants and Cafes Application for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés (Class A3) 1
Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos,and any land within it's curtilage to Dwellinghouses Application for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3) 1
Notification for Prior Approval for a Change Of Use from Storage or Distribution Buildings and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses Application for Prior Approval for a Change Of Use from Storage or Distribution Buildings (Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3) 1
Notification for Prior Approval for a Development Consisting of the Erection or Construction of a Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop Application for Prior Approval for a Development Consisting of the Erection or Construction of a Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop 1
Notification for Prior Approval for the Installation, Alteration or Replacement of other Solar Photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the Roofs of Non-domestic Buildings, up to a Capacity of 1 Megawatt, subject to certain limitations Application for Prior Approval for the Installation, Alteration or Replacement of other Solar Photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the Roofs of Non-domestic Buildings, up to a Capacity of 1 Megawatt, subject to certain limitations 1
Notification for Prior Approval for the Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the Purpose of Commercial Film-Making and the Associated Temporary Structures, Works, Plant or Machinery required in Connection with that Use Application for Prior Approval for the Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the Purpose of Commercial Film-Making and the Associated Temporary Structures, Works, Plant or Machinery required in Connection with that Use 1
Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail Use or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse), and for Associated Operational Development Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail (Use Class A1or A2) Use or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse), and for Associated Operational Development 1
Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse, and for Associated Operational Development* Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), and for Associated Operational Development* 1

Other Miscellaneous Forms

Proposed Demolition Site Notice [pdf document]

This should be completed in conjunction with the Demolition Determination and submitted with the application. One completed notice should be displayed on or near the site in accordance with the guidance accompanying the Demolition Determination.

Notice to owner [pdf document]

This form should be used to inform the owner (or part owner) of a site that an application is being made on his/her land or property. This only applies if the applicant is not the sole owner of the site. The completed form should be sent to the owner.

Press notice [pdf document]

This form should be used to provide details about the application to the press for publication.

Article 7 certificates C and D [pdf document]