Planning application forms and checklists
How to apply online, or using a downloadable form and guidance on the supporting information you need to include with your application.
When you apply for planning permission you must include the relevant forms, plans and other details to provide sufficient information to determine the application. You will also usually need to pay the appropriate application fee.
Planning validation requirements
See the planning guidance and advice notes page for additional details of the supporting information you need to include with your application.
If you need help, find how to get advice and guidance before making an application.
Biodiversity checklist for all Major planning applications on the Place Services website. This must be submitted with all Major planning applications.
Land contamination checklist
This must to be submitted with all applications and prior notifications for the conversion of agricultural and former agricultural buildings.
Local validation checklists
These checklists will help you make sure that you are submitting all the correct documents that are needed for your application.
Householder application checklists
Full application checklists
Listed building checklists
Outline application checklists
Reserved matters and conditions checklists
Lawful development checklists
Prior approval checklists
Planning application fees
When submitting a planning application the fee will depend on the type and size of application. Fees should be paid at the same time as the application is submitted. If there is no fee or the fee is incorrect you will be notified.
How to apply
You can apply for planning permission online though the Planning Portal or by downloading a form and sending it to us.
The easiest way to apply for planning permission online is by using the Planning Portal.
There are some types of applications that need to be sent to us directly and not through the Planning Portal online system.
Apply by post
If you want to apply by post.you can download and print a paper application form from the Planning Portal.
Send or deliver your completed application and any supporting documents to: Planning, Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER
⚠ We cannot accept any applications submitted by email.
After you have applied
Your application will then be processed and you will be notified, either in writing or by email, if your application is valid or if there are outstanding documents.
You will need to check to see if you also need to make a building control application.
Uttlesford District Council is the data controller for any personal information you provide to the council.
You can find more information on your data protection rights or how to contact our Data Protection Officer in our Planning, Building Control and Enforcement Privacy Notice.