Making a Planning Application

We recommend you submit your planning application to us electronically, via the Planning Portal.

The Planning Portal site allows you to complete an online application form, buy site location plans, attach drawings and make your application electronically.  You can also purchase site location plans direct from us.

Alternatively you can email the forms and supporting information through to us via or you can submit your planning applications through the post or deliver them to the council direct. Before you do so, why not take a look at the benefits of applying online? If you wish to submit your application using the traditional method we will require two copies of all documentation. All plans for the submission for planning permission should be drawn to an appropriate metric scale, block plans of a scale not less than 1:1250 should also be included.

Whilst the council can provide guidance to help you submit your planning application, you may wish to employ your own planning agent to submit an application on your behalf. Details of professionals who maybe able to help you submit your application are available here.

If you are unsure if planning is required, please visit Do I need Planning Permission?

Planning Application Fees

The most common application submitted is a Householder Application for planning permission, this is for all works and extensions to a single dwelling. The fee for this type of application is £258.  For all other fees please go to Planning Application Fees.

Payment of application fees

To pay for your planning application online please click here and filter to the planning fee options and enter the details.

To pay for your planning application fee over the phone please call 01253 658658 and a customer services specialist will take your payment.

Planning Application Forms

Planning application forms can be found here.

Publication of planning applications on council websites

Please note that with the exception of applicant contact details and Certificates of Ownership, the information provided on this application form and in supporting documents may be published on the council’s website.

If you have provided any other information as part of your application which falls within the definition of personal data under the Data Protection Act which you do not wish to be published on the council’s website, please contact the council’s planning department.