Do you need planning permission at all?
Please ensure that you definitely need planning permission by
checking our permitted
development page first.
If your alteration is not included on our permitted development
page then it is likely that you will need Planning
permission. It's important to remember that the work you wish
to carry out may also need permission from Building Control.
We also offer a free advice service by contacting our
Planning permission proof (Certificate of Lawfulness)
If you know that you don't need Planning permission and want
proof of this, then you will need to apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness.
Apply for planning permission
You can apply online via the Planning Portal or apply
directly to the Council (below). No matter which way you
choose, once submitted they take the same amount of time to process
and both methods require the Council to process the
application. Its up to you which method you prefer.
If you know you need Planning Permission but unsure as
to which forms you need please check out our determine which type of application you need
page. Or, click whether you are requesting
permission as a householder or non-householder
You can also find out about
Notice for applicants creating additional
Regardless of applying through us or the Planning Portal; if
your proposal involves the creation of additional floorspace over
100 m2 or an additional dwelling then you may be liable to
pay the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
To enable the Council to assess this, please complete the form
below and submit it with your planning application.