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.

Hedgerow Removal Notice (PF21)

The Hedgerow Removal Notice form should be used by anyone proposing to remove a hedgerow, or part of a hedgerow, covered by the Hedgerows Regulations 1997.

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

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Please note

"Apply online" websites are provided by private companies who may charge additional fees for their services. Peterborough City Council offer no technical support for customers using these sites, if you encounter an issue please contact the relevant website service helpdesk. If you opt to download and complete the application form instead it is your responsibility to ensure that the forms, the appropriate supporting documentation and correct fee are sent to Peterborough City Council either by email or post.

Correct fee
No fee is required for this type of application.

You can now pay online directly to Peterborough City Council.

Location Plan

You must provide a plan which:

  • clearly shows the location and length of the hedgerow(s) to be removed.

If possible please provide a plan to a scale of 1:2500. A different scale can be used so long as it shows clearly the location and length of the hedgerow(s) that you wish to remove.

Supporting Evidence
The following evidence is required for this application type:
  • Evidence of the date of planting if hedgerow is less than 30 years old.
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