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.

Building Regulations - Building Notice (BC02)

With this type of application the Council will only carry out the site inspections required to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations.

We will not check the design of the development before work starts, as such you need to be confident that your builder is familiar with the requirements of the Building Regulations otherwise you may find that changes are required during construction which could result in extra costs.

You can start work on site once the Building Notice has been received and acknowledged.

There are specific exclusions in the regulations as to when building notices cannot be used. These are:

  • For building work which is subject to section 1 of the Fire Precautions Act 1971 - Part II of the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997
  • For work which will be built close to or over the top of rain water and foul drains shown on the 'map of sewers'
  • Where a new building will front onto a private street

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.

Apply using

SUBMIT-A-PLAN IAPPLY PLANNING PORTAL Download Form

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

Always required

For details of our building regulation approval fees please see the fee schedule

You can now pay online directly to Peterborough City Council.

Proposed Site Layout Plan (Block Plan)
Always required
Processing Request