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Downloadable Planning Forms and Guidance.

Ownership Certificates.

If you complete ownership certificates B or C on your planning application, a form which should be used to notify interested parties can be obtained from the Planning Portal web-site.

Changes to Statutory Planning Fees.

With effect from 31st July 2014, the Government introduced fees for applications for determination whether prior approval for Change of Use from shops, financial and professional services, or from agricultural buildings to dwelling house. These fees are as follows:

£80 - for Change of Use only

£172 - for Change of Use and carryout building operations

The revised fees sheet can be obtained here.

Statements of Significance.

It is now a requirement to submit a Statement of Significance for all applications for listed building consent and planning applications which affect designated and non-designated heritage assets. PDF file Click here to access guidance notes (134KB Portable Document Format - 12 November 2010 - PDF Help) about Statements of Significance. If you have any further questions, please contact the Council's Conservation Officers.

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Every planning application needs a site location plan and/or block plan showing the location and boundaries of the site you are planning to work on. You can use the Planning Portal's 'Buy a Plan' service to ensure that you meet our requirements, whether you are a planning professional or first-time applicant. Click here to "Buy a Plan". The Planning Portal has also produced guidance about the requirements for location plans. PDF file Click here to access this information. (510KB Portable Document Format - 18 November 2010 - PDF Help)

Householder Enquiry Form.

PDF file Householder Enquiry Form (142KB Portable Document Format - 26 February 2010 - PDF Help)
Online Householder Enquiry Form

Please note that the Council now charges £35 (inclusive of VAT) for an enquiry into whether planning permission is required for a proposal. PDF file Details of the options regarding enquiries can be seen here (84KB Portable Document Format - 11 August 2014 - PDF Help).

Planning Application Fees.

PDF file Planning Application Fees (78KB Portable Document Format - 11 August 2014 - PDF Help). The Planning Portal provide an online planning fee calculator.


Pre-application advice.

PDF file Pre-application advice charter - including fees information (128KB Portable Document Format - 15 December 2010 - PDF Help) (amended to reflect 2011VAT rise).


Validation Checklist.

PDF file General advice regarding validation can be obtained through this link. (95KB Portable Document Format - 13 June 2011 - PDF Help) Please read this alongside the validation checklist relevant to the form you are completing.

Householder Application Forms.

Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling. Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (16KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)
Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building. Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (31KB Portable Document Format - 13 June 2011 - PDF Help) PDF file Statement of Significance guidance notes. (134KB Portable Document Format - 12 November 2010 - PDF Help)


Full Application Forms.

Application for full planning permission. Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (45KB Portable Document Format - 13 June 2011 - PDF Help)
Application for full planning permission and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building. Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (36KB Portable Document Format - 13 June 2011 - PDF Help) PDF file Statement of Significance guidance notes. (134KB Portable Document Format - 12 November 2010 - PDF Help)
Application for full planning permission and consent to display an advertisement(s). Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (20KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)  


Discharge of Conditions.

Discharge of Conditions (Application for the approval of details reserved by a condition of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990). Guidance Notes. Validation Checklist Not available


Minor Amendment (non-material alteration) Application.

Application for a Minor Amendment (non-material alteration) to an approved planning application. Guidance Notes PDF file Further Assistance. (51KB Portable Document Format - 02 August 2010 - PDF Help)


Listed Building Consent.
Important - Please read the associated guidance notes and validation check list.

Application for listed building consent for alterations, extensions or demolition of a listed building. Guidance
Notes.
PDF file Validation Checklist (29KB Portable Document Format - 13 June 2011 - PDF Help) PDF file Additional Validation Requirements. (38KB Portable Document Format - 11 August 2011 - PDF Help) PDF file Statement of Significance guidance notes. (134KB Portable Document Format - 12 November 2010 - PDF Help)


Outline Application Forms.

Application for outline planning permission with some matters reserved. PDF file Guidance
Notes.
 (47KB Portable Document Format - 13 June 2011 - PDF Help)
PDF file Validation
Checklist
 (44KB Portable Document Format - 11 February 2014 - PDF Help)
Application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved. PDF file Guidance
Notes.
 (47KB Portable Document Format - 13 June 2011 - PDF Help)
PDF file Validation
Checklist
 (44KB Portable Document Format - 11 February 2014 - PDF Help)


Approval of reserved matters following outline approval.

Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval. Guidance
Notes.
PDF file Validation
Checklist
 (18KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)


Lawful Development Certificates.

Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition. Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (15KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)
Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development. Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (14KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)


Prior Notification.

Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed building. Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (15KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)
Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed road. Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (22KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)
Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - excavation/waste material. Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (15KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)
Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed fish tank (cage). Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (15KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)
Application for prior notification of proposed development in respect of permitted development by telecommunications code systems operators. Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (14KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)
Application for prior notification of proposed demolition. Guidance Notes. PDF file Validation Checklist (13KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)


Others Forms.

Application for consent to display an advertisement(s). Guidance
Notes.
PDF file Validation
Checklist
 (16KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)
Application for removal or variation of a condition following the granting of planning permission. Guidance
Notes.
PDF file Validation
Checklist
 (19KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)
Application for tree works:- Works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and/or notification of proposed works to trees in a Conservation Area (CA). Guidance
Notes.
PDF file Validation
Checklist
 (14KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)
Application for hedgerow removal notice. Guidance
Notes.
PDF file Validation
Checklist
 (15KB Portable Document Format - 09 July 2008 - PDF Help)
Article 6 Declaration - Notice to Owners/Tenants Guidance Notes Not Available. Validation Checklist Not available
PDF file Article 7-Certificates C and D (269KB Portable Document Format - 13 April 2005 - PDF Help) Guidance Notes Not Available. Validation Checklist Not available
PDF file Foul Drainage Assessment Form (67KB Portable Document Format - 03 November 2008 - PDF Help) Guidance Notes Not Available. Validation Checklist Not available

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