Do you need planning permission?
Please ensure that you definitely need planning permission by
checking our "Do I need Planning
Permission?" 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 need permission from our Building
Control department. Please visit their webpages or contact
them for more information: What is Building
For more complex developments, you are recommended to engage in
pre-application advice discussions prior
to submission to avoid any delay in your application being
validated or determined.
Certificate of Lawfulness
If you wish to have a formal decision from the council
stating that you don't need Planning permission or if you know
the work you want carry out or existing work/use is permitted
development, doesn't require planning permission, then
you should apply for a Certificate of
Apply for planning permission
You can apply directly to the council or online via
Portal. No matter which way you choose, once submitted
they go through the same process and will take the same amount
of time to determine.
If you know you need Planning Permission but unsure as
to which forms you need please look at our planning application types webpage which
outlines when each form is used.
You can also find out about:
Notice for applicants creating additional floor
Regardless of applying through us or the Planning Portal; if
your proposal involves the creation of additional floor space over
100 metres square 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.