Planning application forms and checklists

We would always recommend that you apply online. But all the application forms are also available to download as PDF documents which you can print out, complete and submit by post.

Find and download paper forms by visiting the Planning Portal.  Please ensure that you provide the appropriate plans and supporting information with your application form by viewing the checklists below.

The Checklists tell you what to include with your application, depending on your type of proposal. Call us on 01273 292222 if you are unsure about anything.

If all of the information is not provided with your application it cannot be validated and will be held up.

For Major applications: One hard copy of all plans and documents will be required for ALL major applications. Click on the link above for full details regarding major applications. For further clarification please contact the planning department.

CHECKLIST – Householder

CHECKLIST – Full Planning

CHECKLIST – Listed Building

CHECKLIST – Demolition in a Conservation Area

CHECKLIST – Advertisement

CHECKLIST – Outline Application

CHECKLIST – Reserved Matters

CHECKLIST – Variation or Removal of Condition/s

CHECKLIST – Approval of Details reserved by condition/Discharge of Condition 

CHECKLIST  - Section 73 minor material amendment (see the Planning Portal for making a non material amendment)

CHECKLIST – Lawful Development Certificates

CHECKLIST – Prior Approval Telecommunication

CHECKLIST – All other Prior Approvals


Please ensure you go through the checklist before sending your application - most delays are caused by simple mistakes.

Fee calculator for planning applications or Planning Portal fee sheet

Notice 1 - to be served on owners of the land when completing Certificate of Ownership - Certificate B or C.

Notice 2 - to be published in a newspaper when completing Certificate of Ownership - Certificate C or D.

The checklists of information requirements were adopted on 1 March 2008 following a full consultation. We have reviewed and republished the checklists several times since.

  • reviewed on 4 March 2011
  • reviewed and re-published on 17 May 2013
  • reviewed and re-published on 11 May 2015
  • reviewed and republished on 20 January 2017 (no changes were made)
  • reviewed and republished on 12 February 2018 - Affordable housing statement/Proforma or Viability Assessment introduced as an open book policy