Owing to unprecedented application numbers, we are currently experiencing a significant validation backlog which is putting considerable pressure on Officers.
In addition, Officers have very high caseloads. This means that we are regrettably taking longer to review proposals and handle applications than we would like.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hope that you can understand our position. We will endeavour to determine applications as soon as we are able, but unfortunately at present there are significant delays.
Different types of application require different levels of information and supporting documents, depending on the nature and scale of development. You may apply online using the tool below, which guides you through exactly what is needed to complete your application for planning permission or building regulations approval. This is our local list of validation requirements.
- Building Regulations - Full Plans (BC01)
- Building Regulations - Building Notice (BC02)
- Building Regulations - Regularisation (BC03)
- Building Regulations - Replacement Windows (BC04)
- Building Regulations - Demolition (BC05)
Planning Prior Approval
- Prior Approval - Householder Single Storey Extension
- Prior Approval - Change of Use
- Prior Approval - Change of Use with or without External Alterations
- Prior Notification - agricultural or forestry development - proposed building (PF16)
- Prior Notification - agricultural or forestry development - proposed road (PF17)
- Prior Notification - agricultural or forestry development - excavation or waste (PF18)
- Prior Notification - agricultural or forestry development - fish tank or cage (PF19)
- Prior Notification - proposed telecommunication development (PF20)
- Prior Notification - demolition (PF22)
Conditions / Amendments
- Non-Material Amendment - Section 96A (PF34)
- Discharge of planning or listed building condition(s) (PF27)
- Variation of Removal of condition - Section 73 (PF25)
Additional Environmental Approval
The Business and Planning Act 2020 temporarily modifies the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 to enable certain planning permissions and listed building consents in England which have lapsed or are due to lapse during 2020 to be extended.
This is in recognition of the effect coronavirus has had on the planning system and the construction sector and in particular the delays it has caused to the commencement of new development. This extension will allow the commencement of the planning permissions and listed building consents without the need for a new application.
Unimplemented planning permissions with time limits for implementation which passed between 23 March 2020 and 19 August 2020 are restored and the time limit extended to 1 May 2021, subject to Additional Environmental Approval being granted. This application type can be used to determine whether Additional Environmental Approval is granted or refused.
What you will need to submit
There is no prescribed application form and therefore all applications for Additional Environmental Approval should be submitted electronically by email to email@example.com.
There is no fee applicable.
Applicants should provide details of:
- The planning permission to which the application relates;
- The condition(s) which set out the time limit(s) for implementation;
- Any condition(s) or other agreements which relate to environmental mitigation or enhancement measures; and
- Whether the original permission was subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment and/or a Habitats Regulation Assessment, or screening for either type of assessment.
If the original planning permission was subject to one or both of these assessments, or screening for either, Applicants should also provide details of:
- The original assessment(s) or screening(s) and a summary of the key findings;
- Information on any mitigation measures secured to address environmental effects, and the progress toward delivering these measures;
- An environmental report containing a reasoned explanation of why in the applicant’s view there have been no changes to environmental circumstances which would make the original screening or assessment out of date. For example, it may be appropriate to include:
- an analysis of any further committed development proposals which may affect the assessment of cumulative effects, and why in the applicant’s view this does not make the original assessment out of date;
- a description of any changes to the factual circumstances of the proposed development, such as a new environmental designation, new environmental information or other changes of circumstance, and an analysis of why in the applicant’s view this does not make the original assessment out of date; and
- Any other relevant information which would in the applicant’s view support the case that the previous screenings or assessments remain up to date.
If the original planning permission was granted without the need for an Environmental Impact Assessment or a Habitats Regulations Assessment, Applicants should provide a brief explanation of why they consider it remains the case that neither of these assessments would be needed if an application for planning permission was being made now.
If the original planning permission was granted without the need for screening for an Environmental Impact Assessment or a Habitats Regulations Assessment, but an applicant thinks that screening might be needed if an application for planning permission was being made now and that the screening would show that no substantive assessment was required, then it should provide sufficient information to enable the authority to undertake screening within the 28-day period.
Conservation / Listed Building
- Householder Works or Extension (PF01)
- Full Planning Permission (PF04)
- Full Planning Permission (Change of use ONLY) (PF04)
- Outline Planning Permission with some matters reserved (PF05)
- Outline Planning Permission with all matters reserved (PF06)
- Application for Reserved Matters (PF23)
- Carrying out of Mineral Working and Associated Development
Please note: Due to an increase in application submissions and a lack of resources, the provision of pre-application advice is now only available for major development.