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Application forms & validation checklists

Ways to apply

On-line - if you wish to apply electronically on-line, then please use this link to make an application.

Paper forms - select the appropriate application from the list below, download and print the form by clicking on the pdf icon.

In all cases it is strongly recommended that you read the Help notes and the Validation Checklist that accompany each different type of form BEFORE you start to complete your application.

Combined application forms

If you use a combined application form for instance if you apply for full planning and listed building consent using the single form option then we require 2 complete sets of application forms and documents. For Example:

Householder and Listed Building Consent - 8x Application Forms, 8x Site Location plans and 8x of everything else as well

Full Planning Permission and Conservation Area Consent - 8x Application forms, 8x Site location plans and 8x of everything else as well

Full Planning Permission and Advertisement Consent - 6 Application forms, 6 Site Location plans and 6 of everything else as well - we only require 6 of everything because although the full Planning Permission requires 4 lots of information the advert only requires 2 - adverts are not consulted on in the same way as the full Planning Permission.

Application forms and validation checklists

Validation checklists

These list the minimum national and local information requirements that need to accompany every planning application submitted to us. In 2010 the Council undertook a review of the local requirements listed on each validation checklist and concluded that there are to be no changes to the present requirements. However, every local requirement on each validation checklist now includes supplementary detail explaining when particular information will be required. Failure to supply this information will mean we are unable to validate an application.

Listed building consent applications

Listed building consent applications are separate from planning applications. If you are applying as a householder or as a non-householder seeking outline or full planning consent, you will need to complete 2 sets of forms if your property is a Listed buildings. This also applies if you are seeking consent to display advertisements. All listed building consent applications are free of charge. If we do not receive the two sets of applications, where applicable, we will be unable to accept your application.

Design and access statements

All Householder planning applications in conservation areas,most non-householder applications seeking outline or full planning consent and all applications for listed building consent (including Householder planning applications which also need Listed Building Consent) will require Design and access statements. If a design and access statement is required and not submitted we will be unable to accept your application.


Scaling from plans/drawings - we require that all plans/drawings are labelled with the scale being used (usually 1:50 or 1:100) but we are unable to accept plans/drawings that also state 'do not scale'. If your plans/drawings state this then please arrange to remove it from those plans/drawings submitted to us or please indicate in writing that for planning purposes we may scale from them.

What happens next?

Applications will only be processed if their validation checklist requirements have been met. If we find that we have insufficient information we will write to you and request the additional information required. We will not be able to start processing your application until we receive everything needed, nor will we be able to make fair judgements to reach a decision. 

Once we have all the information we need, you will be sent an acknowledgement letter. This provides a receipt for any application fee paid and informs you of the name of the officer dealing with your application. You can track your application on-line. If you are refused permission or disagree with some of the conditions attached with a permission, you will be entitled to an appeal.


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