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Apply for planning permission

How to make your application

You can submit your application online via the Planning Portal. This allows you to send attachments electronically and pay online via a secure link to the Council's online payments webpage.

You will need to
  • provide your name and address
  • select the relevant planning application type
  • upload necessary documents including maps
  • have a debit or credit card to pay the relevant fee

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Alternatively, you can download a paper planning application form and send it back to us at the address below together with necessary documents.

It helps us process your application more quickly and easily if you submit your application fully using only one method.

Notification for Prior Approval for Proposed Larger Home Extension

You cannot make this type of application via the planning portal so please download the relevant forms you require and return them to the address below.

Other specific planning applications

Check the list of consent types that can only be applied for on paper, download the relevant forms you require and return them to the address below.

Business and Planning Act 2020 for extending planning permissions and listed building consents

The Business and Planning Act 2020 temporarily modifies the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 to enable certain planning permissions and listed building consents in England which have lapsed or are due to lapse from 23 March 2020 to 31 December 2020 to be extended to 1 May 2021. These provisions came into force on 19 August 2020. Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/extension-of-certain-planning-permissions-draft-guidance/extension-of-certain-planning-permissions-draft-guidance

There are two periods which are important.

  1. Applications which require an “Additional Environmental Approval” before they are extended to 1 May 2021
  • Outline applications which require development to begin between 23 Mach 2020 and 19 August 2020. These will require an application for “Additional Environmental Approval”. (Further details below)
  • Unimplemented planning permissions with time limits for implementation which passed between 23 March 2020 and 19 August 2020
  1. Applications which are automatically extended to 1 May 2021
  • All listed building applications expiring during this period they will be automatically extended to 1 May 2021.
  • Outline applications which require reserved matters to be submitted between 23 March 2020 and 31 December 2020. These will be automatically extended to 1 May 2021
  • Outline applications which require development to begin between 19 August 2020 and 31 December 2020. These will be automatically extended to 1 May 2021
  • Unimplemented planning permissions with time limits for implementation which were due to lapse between 19 August 2020 and 31 December 2020. These will be automatically extended to 1 May 2021.

What is needed for an “Additional Environmental Approval”

Applications must be made in writing and submitted electronically to [email protected]

The application must specify the date which it has been sent and provide sufficient information to identify :

•The planning permission to which the application relates

•The condition(s) which set out the time limit(s) for implementation

•Any condition(s) or other agreements which relate to environmental mitigation or enhancement measures

•Whether the original permission was subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment and/or a Habitats Regulation Assessment, or screening for either type of assessment

If the original planning permission was subject to one or both of these assessments, or screening for either, applicants should also provide details of:

•The original assessment(s) or screening(s) and a summary of the key findings

•Information on any mitigation measures secured to address environmental effects, and the progress toward delivering these measures

•An environmental report containing a reasoned explanation of why in the applicant’s view there have been no changes to environmental circumstances which would make the original screening or assessment out of date. For example, it may be appropriate to include:

•an analysis of any further committed development proposals which may affect the assessment of cumulative effects, and why in the applicant’s view this does not make the original assessment out of date

•a description of any changes to the factual circumstances of the proposed development, such as a new environmental designation, new environmental information or other changes of circumstance, and an analysis of why in the applicant’s view this does not make the original assessment out of date

•Any other relevant information which would in the applicant’s view support the case that the previous screenings or assessments remain up to date.

If the original planning permission was granted without the need for an Environmental Impact Assessment or a Habitats Regulations Assessment, applicants should provide a brief explanation of why they consider it remains the case that neither of these assessments would be needed if an application for planning permission was being made now.

No fee is required

The Local Planning Authority has 28 days to determine the application. Applicants and local planning authorities can agree an extension to the 28-day period, but the total of the extension should not exceed 21 days in order to ensure that decisions are made as quickly as possible. Any such agreement must be in writing.