Apply for planning or building regulations

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.

If you are unsure if you need planning permission, please visit the Planning Portal site.

Lawful Development Certificate - Proposed (PF15)

An application for a Lawful Development Certificate (Proposed) form should be used to establish whether a proposed use of buildings or other land, or some operations proposed to be carried out in, on, over, or under land, would be lawful without formal planning permission.

Guidance Notes

What you need to submit

The list below details supporting documents that may need to be submitted as part of your application. Please refer to each section below in order to determine whether or not you need to submit it as part of your application.

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The completed application form
Always required

Please ensure that you have completed every section of the application form before submitting. Where sections or questions are not relevant please state this on the form.

The associated help file for this type of application can be found here

Apply Online or Download Form

Correct fee

Always required

For details of our planning fees please see the fee schedule

You can now pay online directly to Peterborough City Council.

Location Plan

Always required

This must be an up-to-date Ordnance Survey based location plan at an appropriate scale, usually 1:1250 or 1:2500. In the case of large sites other drawing scales maybe appropriate.

The plan must show:

  • at least 2 main roads and all surrounding buildings or land;
  • the application site (the whole planning unit) ;
  • a north point;
  • a scale bar.

The application site boundary should be edged clearly with a red line. It should include all land necessary to carry out the proposed development; for example, land required for access to the site from a public highway, visibility splays, landscaping, car parking and open areas around buildings.

A blue line should be drawn around any other land owned by the applicant, close to or adjoining the application site.

We will expect this to be on an A4 size plan or larger.

A sample location plan can be viewed here.

Ordnance Survey map extracts are available from Planning Services or any Ordnance Survey Mapping and Data Centre.

The plan used should:

  • Not be a Land Registry document
  • Not be used for multiple applications
  • Show OS Crown copyright as an acknowledgement
  • Not be a photocopy or screen grab image
  • Not to be copied from existing OS mapping, if using hand drawn maps such as standard streets
  • Show the correct licence number if you wish to print or copy maps for applications
Copyright information

Please be aware that plans based on Ordnance Survey data are Crown copyright and other plans and drawings are the copyright of their authors. The details of any applicable copyright should appear on the original plans concerned. Using copyright protected plans could result in legal action being taken against you by the copyright holder. You are advised to contact the copyright holder before using such plans in making any application.

Updated: February 2017
Status:
 
National requirement
Source: 
Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015

Existing site layout plans (Block Plan)

Always required

Existing site layout plans to an identified scale (ideally 1:200 or 1:500)

The Site Layout Plan should show:

  • the direction of North;
  • a scale bar or metric measurements;

In addition, the Site Layout Plan should show the following unless these would not influence or be affected by the proposed development:

  • all the buildings, roads and footpaths on land adjoining the site including access arrangements;
  • all public rights of way crossing or adjoining the site (footpath, bridleway, restricted byway or byway open to all traffic);
  • the position of all trees on the site, and those on adjacent land;
  • the extent and type of any hard surfacing;
  • boundary treatment including walls or fencing;
  • existing car parking and turning arrangements.
  • any existing bin and cycle stores.

Please ensure that all plans submitted as part of your application are accurately labelled and numbered.

A sample block plan can be viewed here.

Ordnance Survey map extracts are available from Planning Services or any Ordnance Survey Mapping and Data Centre.

Status: National requirement
Source: 
Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015

Proposed Site Layout Plan (Block Plan)

Always required

Proposed site layout plans to an identified scale (ideally 1:200 or 1:500)

The Site Layout Plan should show:

  • the direction of North;
  • a scale bar or metric measurements;

In addition, the Site Layout Plan should show the following unless these would not influence or be affected by the proposed development:

  • all the buildings, roads and footpaths on land adjoining the site including access arrangements;
  • all public rights of way crossing or adjoining the site (footpath, bridleway, restricted byway or byway open to all traffic);
  • the position of all trees on the site, and those on adjacent land;
  • the extent and type of any hard surfacing;
  • boundary treatment including walls or fencing
  • proposed car parking and turning arrangements.
  • proposed bin and cycle stores.

A sample block plan can be viewed here.

Please ensure that all plans submitted as part of your application are accurately labelled and numbered.

Ordnance Survey map extracts are available from Planning Services or any Ordnance Survey Mapping and Data Centre.

Status: National requirement
Source:
Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015

Existing Floor Layout Plans

Always required

Drawings showing the full existing floor layout plans to an appropriate scale, usually 1:100 and with a scale bar or metric measurements included.

Drawings must show the complete building, partial drawings are not acceptable.

Please ensure that all plans submitted as part of your application are accurately labelled and numbered.

Sample floor plans can be viewed here.

Status: National requirement
Source: 
Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015

Proposed Floor Layout Plans

Always required

Drawings showing the full proposed floor layout plans to an appropriate scale, usually 1:100 and with a scale bar or metric measurements included.

Drawings must show the complete building, partial drawings are not acceptable.

Please ensure that all plans submitted as part of your application are accurately labelled and numbered.

Sample floor plans can be viewed here.

Status: National requirement
Source: 
Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015

Existing Elevations

Always required

Detailed drawings showing the existing elevations (the appearance of the property from all sides affected by the proposal) to an appropriate scale, usually 1:100 and with a scale bar or metric measurements included.

Drawings must show the complete building, partial drawings are not acceptable.

Please ensure that all plans submitted as part of your application are accurately labelled and numbered.

Sample elevation plans can be viewed here.

Status: National requirement
Source: 
Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015

Proposed Elevations

Always required

Detailed drawings showing the proposed elevations (showing the proposal against existing building from all sides) to an appropriate scale, usually 1:100 and with a scale bar or metric measurements included.

Drawings must show the complete building, partial drawings are not acceptable.

Please ensure that all plans submitted as part of your application are accurately labelled and numbered.

Sample elevation plans can be viewed here.

Status: National requirement
Source: 
Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015