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Apply for Planning Permission

The first step is to establish if planning permission is required for the project you have in mind. Planning permission means asking us if you can carry out building work on your property. It will be granted (possibly subject to certain conditions) or refused. If it is refused we will let you know the reasons.


Do I need planning permission?

Not all work will require planning permission. If your property is a listed building you must also apply for listed building consent. Planning permission may also be needed if your property is within a conservation area.

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How do I apply for planning permission?

You need to apply for planning permission through the Planning Portal or directly to the Council.

Apply online via the Planning Portal

You can apply online using the Planning Portal where you will find a number of guides to help you.

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Please note: From 10 September there will be a £20 administration charge made by the Planning Portal for processing some applications.

Apply directly to the Council using our forms and checklists

Applications can be made by using one of our application forms. We have also put together some checklists to help you to make sure that you have all the supporting plans and documents ready to submit with your planning application.

Apply for planning permission using our planning application forms ►


Planning fees

When submitting a planning application the fee will depend on the type and size of application.

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Please make fee payments via the payment page or, by calling the council's Customer Service Centre on 01799 510510. For fee advice visit the Planning Portal fee guide.


Find planning applications and view constraints in your area

You can use our interactive mapping to search for Planning Applications, Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and other information in your area.

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Additional information

Find out if you need planning permission - Planning Portal Interactive House

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