Submit your application

Please submit your planning application to us using the Planning Portal website. This is the most effective method of submission and will save you the cost of printing and postage.

For help with your submission, the Planning Portal help centre can support you with completing your online application, either with a problem filling out an application or if you have a query with how to use the website. You can also call them on 0333 323 4589.

Applications that cannot be made using the Planning Portal

Applications that cannot be made using the Planning Portal can be emailed to us at the address below. Please see our page on application forms for more details. 

Please note we will not accept emailed applications:

  • where an online Planning Portal form exists
  • if the application is sent to any other email address than below
  • if it is already submitted in paper format

We aim to register valid applications sent to us using the Planning Portal within five working days. Applications sent to us by post or email will normally take a few days longer to be checked.

Please note we do not accept applications submitted on CD, memory stick or via document sharing sites, such as Dropbox.

Applications sent to any address or by any method other than those listed above will not be considered as being lodged with us, meaning they will not be valid and no work will be undertaken on them.

Document checklist

Before you send us your application, please make sure you know what plans, drawings and supporting documents you need to include.

A valid application will need:

  • a completed application form
  • ownership certificates
  • a correct fee payment
  • suitable plans and drawings
  • any relevant supporting documents

Our guidance on application requirements

Describe the proposal clearly

When completing the application form it is important that you give a clear and accurate description about what you are seeking permission for. To avoid delays, please read the guidance below about how to do this.

Documents in the public domain

Information and documents that you send with your application will normally be placed on our website for public inspection. This includes the name and address and contact details of the applicant and their agent.

You should therefore consider very carefully what information about yourself and others you send to us. If you do not want information or documents in your application to be shown on our website, then we recommend you contact us directly when you make your submission so that we can consider your request.

After you've submitted

When you have sent us your application, we will check it to make sure you have included all that is needed. Once checked we aim to contact you within five working days.

Sometimes after an application has been registered more information is needed. If this is the case, we will contact you soon to request further details. 

For further information, please see our after you've applied webpages.

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