Planning application forms and checklists

Applications can be made on line via the Planning Portal or by using one of our application forms.

You can either submit your application electronically, through the Planning Portal, via post or by hand. 

We can not accept applications submitted by email.

The application will then be processed and you will be notified, either in writing or by email, if the application is valid or if there are outstanding documents.

Please note we are not able to check applications on an ad hoc basis.
 

Applying via the Planning Portal

The Planning Portal provides a number of guides to help users when making an application.
 

Application forms and guidance notes

Applications cannot not be started until all the correct information and documentation is received including the form(s) correctly completed, the correct fee, where due, and the appropriate supporting plans and documents. Failure to supply sufficient information could also result in an application being refused.

If you need help, you can ask us for advice before making an application.
 

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. If you are submitting your application via the Planning Portal you can also pay online.

Fees and charges - Planning application
 

Data protection

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.
 

Guidance

For advice on completing an application form please refer to the guidance notes and then to the appropriate checklist to ensure that the correct documents are included. Further details on the required documents are available on our Validating applications - help for agents and applicants page.

Checklists

SuDs checklists

SuDS water quantity and quality LLFA technical assessment proforma (PDF) [514KB]

Biodiversity checklists

Biodiversity checklist for Householder and Listed Building applications (PDF) [150KB] This must be be submitted with all Householder and Listed Building applications.

Biodiversity checklist for all Minor planning applications (PDF) [197KB]  This must be submitted with all Minor planning applications (including change of use applications).

Biodiversity checklist for all Major planning applications on the Place Services website. This must be submitted with all Major planning applications.

Land contamination checklist

Land contamination checklist (PDF) [129KB] This must to be submitted with all applications and prior notifications for the conversion of agricultural and former agricultural buildings.

Fire statement

Fire statement (PDF) [76KB] This is required from1 August 2021 for buildings 18m or higher or with 7 storeys or more.

Guidance notes for fire statements (PDF) [769KB]

 

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

Validation Checklist for a Householder Application (PDF) [490KB]

Validation Checklist for a Householder Application and Listed Building Consent (PDF) [202KB]

Biodiversity Validation Checklist to be submitted with all Householder and Listed Building Applications (PDF) [166KB]

Validation Checklist for Permitted Development for Larger Extensions to Households (PDF) [152KB]

Full application checklists

Validation Checklist for a Full Planning Application (PDF) [391KB]

Validation Checklist for a Full Planning Application and Listed Building Consent (PDF) [372KB]

Validation Checklist for a Full Planning Application and Conservation Area Consent (PDF) [373KB]

Validation Checklist for Advertisement Consent (PDF) [201KB]

Validation Checklist for Full Planning Permission and Advertisement Consent (PDF) [356KB]

Listed building checklists

  Validation Checklist for Listed Building Consent (PDF) [187KB]

Outline application checklists

Validation Checklist for Outline Planning Applications Some Matter Reserved (PDF) [380KB]

Validation Checklist for Outline Planning Applications All Matter Reserved (PDF) [381KB]

Reserved matters and conditions checklists

Validation Checklist for Approval of Reserved Matters following outline permission (PDF) [271KB]

Lawful development checklists

Validation Checklist for a Certificate of Lawfulness for Proposed Use or Operation or Activity (PDF) [167KB]

Validation Checklist for a Certificate of Lawfulness for Existing Use or Operation or Activity including those in breach of a planning condition (PDF) [167KB]

Prior approval checklists

Validation Checklist for a Prior notification of redevelopment of Agricultural Buildings Land Contamination (PDF) [99KB]

Validation Checklist for Householder Prior Approvals - Class A, Part 1, Schedule 2 (PDF) [99KB]

Other checklists

Validation Checklist for an Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of Planning Permission (PDF) [144KB]

 

Householder application forms

Application typeApplication formsGuidance notes
Householder Application for planning permission for works or extension to a Dwelling  Download form (PDF) [927KB]

Guidance (PDF) [71KB]

Householder Application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building  Download form (PDF) [937KB]

Guidance (PDF) [90KB]

Householder Application for Planning Permission for works or extension to a dwelling and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area Download form (PDF) [935KB]

Guidance (PDF) [75KB]

Full application forms 

Application typeApplication formsGuidance notes
Application for Planning Permission

Download form (PDF) [967KB]

Guidance (PDF) [116KB]

Application for Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for alteration, extension or demolition of a listed building Download form (PDF) [973KB]

Guidance (PDF) [124KB]

Application for Planning Permission and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area Download form (PDF) [970KB]

Guidance (PDF) [117KB]

Application for Planning Permission and consent to display an advertisement Download form (PDF) [977KB]

Guidance (PDF) [120KB]

Listed building consent

Application typeApplication formsGuidance notes
Application for Listed Building Consent for alterations, extensions or demolition of a listed building Download form (PDF) [933KB]

Guidance (PDF) [77KB]

Conservation area form

Application typeApplication formsGuidance notes
Application for planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area Download form (PDF) [928KB]

Guidance (PDF) [63KB]

Outline application forms

Application typeApplication formsGuidance notes
Application for outline planning permission with some matters reserved Download form (PDF) [972KB]

Guidance (PDF) [115KB]

Application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved

Download form (PDF) [963KB]

Guidance (PDF) [84KB]

Approval of reserved matters and conditions

Application typeApplication formsGuidance notes
Application for approval of reserved matters following an outline approval Download form (PDF) [932KB]

Guidance (PDF) [65KB]

Application for approval of details reserved by condition Download form (PDF) [923KB]

Guidance (PDF) [14KB]

Lawful development certificates

Application typeApplication formsGuidance notes
Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition Download form (PDF) [312KB]

Guidance (PDF) [85KB]

Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development Download form (PDF) [926KB]

Guidance (PDF) [54KB]

Application for a certificate of lawfulness of proposed works to a listed building Download form (PDF) [167KB]

None available

Prior notifications

Application typeApplication formsGuidance notes
Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development- proposed building Download form (PDF) [923KB]

Guidance (PDF) [51KB]

Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed road  Download form (PDF) [919KB]

Guidance (PDF) [48KB]

Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - excavation/waste material Download form (PDF) [919KB]

Guidance (PDF) [49KB]

Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed fish tank (cage) Download form (PDF) [15KB]

Guidance (PDF) [49KB]

Prior Notification of proposed development in respect of permitted development by telecommunications code systems operators Download form (PDF) [921KB]

Guidance (PDF) [51KB]

Application for prior notification of proposed demolition Download form (PDF) [918KB]

Guidance (PDF) [47KB]

Application for prior notification of a proposed larger home extension Download form (PDF) [456KB]

Guidance (PDF) [28KB]

Application for prior approval of proposed change of use of a building from office use to a dwellinghouse Download form (PDF) [226KB]

None available

Application for prior approval for proposed change of use of agricultural building to a State-funded school or registered nursery Download form (PDF) [244KB]

None available

Application for prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwellinghouse Download form (PDF) [213KB]

None available

Application for prior approval of proposed change of use of a building from a retail use or a mixed retail and residential use to a dwellinghouse Download form (PDF) [236KB]

None available

Notification for prior approval for a change of use from storage or distribution buildings (Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to dwellinghouses (Class C3) Download form (PDF) [249KB]

None available

Notification of proposed change of use to state funded school or Registered Nursery Download form (PDF) [228KB]

None available

Prior Approval of Agricultural to Residential (a completed Land Contamination Checklist (PDF) [115KB] should also be submitted with the application as this will assist officers in determining whether the proposal meets the requirements of Permitted Development) Download form (PDF) [40KB]

None available

Notification for Prior Approval for the Installation, Alteration or Replacement of other Solar Photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the Roofs of Non-domestic Building, up to a Capacity of 1 megawatt, subject to certain limitations Download form (PDF) [232KB]

None available

Trees and hedges

Application typeApplication formsGuidance notes
Application for tree works: Works to subject to a tree preservation order (TPO) and/or notification of proposed works to trees in a conservation area

Please note that when submitting applications for works to trees you must include photographs of the tree(s) that are the subject of the application.
Download form (PDF) [926KB] Guidance (PDF) [134KB]
Application for hedgerow removal notice Download form (PDF) [293KB] Guidance (PDF) [56KB]
High Hedges complaint form and guidance note Download form (PDF) [485KB] Guidance (PDF) [474KB]

Other forms

Application typeApplication formsGuidance notes
Application for consent to display and advertisement(s) Download form (PDF) [932KB]

Guidance (PDF) [21KB]

 

Application for the removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission Download form (PDF) [925KB]

Guidance (PDF) [47KB]

 

Application for consent to display an advertisement and application for listed building consentNot availableNone available
Application for a non-material amendment following grant of planning permission Download form (PDF) [439KB] Guidance (PDF) [33KB]
Instructions (PDF) [63KB]
Notice under Article 6 for applicants completing certificates B or C - Householder applications Download form (PDF) [59KB] None available
Notice under Article 6 for applicants completing certificates B or C - Non-Householder applications Download form (PDF) [16KB] None available
Building Control FormsGo to the Building Control forms pageGo to the Building Control forms page

 


Additional information

Guide to the type of application form to use (PDF) [33KB]

Guidance for Supporting Documents - Appendix 1 (PDF) [36KB]

Design and access statements

Template S106 legal obligations

Home Energy Efficiency Questionnaire (PDF) [45KB]

Preparing heritage statements