Delays in responding

Due to limited resources within the Planning and Building Control Business Support Team at this time, there is likely to be a delay in responding to communications regarding copies of historical documents or information.

Application forms and validation checklists

If you do not want to apply online through the Planning Portal you can download the relevant form below and submit it to us with your supporting documents and fee.

However if you do submit your application online through the Planning Portal then you must make the payment via the Planning Portal as we cannot accept the fee locally. 

You can pay by cheque or debit card. We don't take cash payments.

The card payments can be accepted over the telephone Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm by calling 01708 433100 or 01708 432700. Please note the minimum amount we can accept by card payment is £5. 

In order to submit a valid planning application, in most cases, a fee will be needed. You can calculate the fee using the Planning Portal fee calculator.

If you intend to submit any personal information to support your application over and above the personal information that the application form and certificate(s) require, please let us know and submit it as a separate document with your application.

If you wish to make the payment by card, please quote the site address and the date of submission of the application.

If your proposal relates to a flat or maisonette, dropped kerb or the construction of a new dwelling then please use the full planning permission form.

Please note that you can only submit one proposal per application. It is not possible to submit alternative options within the same submission.

Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling

This form should be used specifically for larger single storey rear extensions (up to 6m for an attached property or up to 8m for a detached property) proposed under the legislation of 2013.  

A fee of £96.00 must now accompany your submission for a larger home extension.

Failure to submit the fee will result in the application being rejected.   

You are reminded that works must not commence until the submitted application has run its course.

Prior approval for larger home extensions

Following a grant of planning permission, it may be necessary to make small amendments to the permission, for example moving a door or window.

Where these are non-material this form can be used to apply.

Whether or not a proposed amendment is non-material will depend on the circumstances of the case for example moving a window could be material if it results in the overlooking of a neighbour, but could be non-material if it does not. If you are uncertain you may wish to seek pre-application advice.

Application for a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission. Town and Country Planning Act 1990

This form should be used for all applications for commercial or business premises, residential applications that do not fall into the householder category and for applications that do not fall into one of the other categories.

Application for planning permission

This form should be used for all applications for commercial or business premises, residential applications that do not fall into the householder category and for applications that do not fall into one of the other categories.

Application for planning permission and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area

Applying for a dropped kerb? Please see the list of roads that require you to have planning permission before you apply for a dropped kerb and an example of the type of plan that needs to be submitted with your application.

This form should be used to discharge conditions that have been imposed on a previous application.

Application for approval of details reserved by condition

Please use the Planning Portal 'search for a paper form' finder to get these forms or alternativly, please search the Planning Portal.

  • Change of use from office to dwellings.
  • Notification for prior approval for a change of use from storage or distribution buildings (Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to dwelling houses (Class C3)
  • Notification for prior approval for a change of use from amusement arcades/centres and casinos, (Sui Generis uses) and any land within its curtilage to dwelling houses (Class C3)
  • Notification 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)
  • Notification 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)
  • Notification for prior approval for a development consisting of the erection or construction of a collection facility within the curtilage of a shop
  • 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
  • Notification for prior approval for the installation, alteration or replacement of other Solar Photovoltaic (PV) equipment on the roofs of non-domestic buildings, up to a capacity of one megawatt    

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