You are here:

Submitting a planning application

Certificates and notices

Where required, an ownership certificate must be completed stating the current ownership of the land to which the application relates. This is required under Part 13  and Schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) Order 2015. These certificates are included as part of the application forms. The various types of Certificates and Notices are explained below, along with the option to download Notices for serving on relevant owners.

Certificate A (Sole Ownership)

Certificate A should only be completed if the applicant is the sole owner of the land to which the application relates (i.e. the applicant is the freeholder and there are no leaseholders with seven years or more remaining on their leases). 

Certificate B (Shared Ownership - all other owners known)

Certificate B should be completed if the applicant is not the sole owner, but knows the names and addresses of all the other owners (e.g. this certificate will need to be served if the proposals encroach onto adjoining land). The Notice to Owners (Notice 1) must also be completed and sent to all known owners. If the proposal is a Householder Development, the Householder Notice should be completed.

Certificate C (Shared Ownership - some other owners known)

Certificate C should be completed if the applicant does not own all of the land to which the application relates, and does not know the name and address of all of the owners. The Notice to Owners (Notice 1) must be completed and sent to all known owners. Where the owner is unknown the Notice to Unknown Owners (Notice 2) needs to be published in a local newspaper. If the proposal is a Householder Development, the Householder Notice should be completed. A copy of Notice 2 must also be sent with the application to the local authority.

Certificate D (Shared Ownership - all other owners unknown)

Certificate D should be completed if the applicant does not own all of the land to which the application relates, and does not know the names and addresses of any of the owners. The Notice to Unknown Owners (Notice 2) needs to be published in a local newspaper. A copy of the Notice must also be sent with the application to the local authority.

Non-material Minor Amendments

Before such an application is made, the applicant must notify anyone who owns the land which would be affected by the non-material amendment, or where the land comprises an agricultural holding, the tenant of that holding. The applicant must also record who has been notified on the application form. Anyone notified must also be told where the application can be viewed and that they have 14 days to make representations to the local planning authority. Accordingly, a bespoke Notice for Non-material Minor Amendments can be downloaded here.

Last updated Monday, 6th March 2017

Was this information useful?

You said, we did