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Submitting a planning application

Submit a planning application

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When you need planning permission there are a number of ways you can submit an application:

As of 1 August 2019 the following applies:

  1. Planning applications with a fee below £60 will no longer incur the service charge.
  2. The service charge is set for all other planning application. Please check with hte Planning Portal for this charge.

Please note that you may, if you prefer, submit an application directly to the Council.  The Council does not impose a financial transaction fee. 

Permitted Development Rights removed - changes to the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 which came into force on 17th January 2018 has removed the fee exemption for imposed conditions / Article 4 Directions. A Guide to fees from the Planning Portal can be viewed here.

Our preferred method for receipt of the application form, relevant plans and documents is via email 

Please be aware that the file size limit for each email is 10MB. 

You may also send your application via the postal system or deliver it in person. 

Application forms can be downloaded from the Other ways to submit an application page of the Councils website. 

You may pay the planning fee by contacting the Councils One Stop Shop calling 01827 715341 or by visiting in person.  
Payment by cheque is also an option but please note that it is not the preferred method of payment.

You can view a document for Material Considerations for Planning Applications.


Last updated Friday, 25th November 2022

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