How to make a planning application

  • Permitted Development - in certain cases, planning permission is not required for a development as the works can be carried out using 'permitted development rights'. This page explains those rights and advises on receiving clarification from the Council on permitted development.
  • Planning advice - getting advice before making an application – we strongly recommend you get advice from us before making an application. This page explains the options available to you and the costs involved.
  • Planning application process - once you have established that you need to submit an application for the Council's consideration, this page will explain the various processes involved and the relevant timescales.
  • Submitting your application - before you submit your application to the Council please consult the guidance on this page. The guidance explains the correct application form to use, provides links to all of the available application forms, what supporting documents you require and the correct fee payable.
  • Application forms available to download - all the Council's planning application forms are available to download along with guidance notes on how best to complete the forms.