Your application

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You've now decided to make an planning application. This section will help guide you through the process.

The application process

This set of questions and answers helps explain what happens to your application from the date you submit it to the date a decision is made.

Find out more about the application process.

How to apply

We are committed to helping you submit a valid application. You can apply online or with a paper form and you must make sure you submit the correct fee.

Find out how to apply.

Application forms and notes

Planning law means that we – and all other planning authorities in England and Wales – can only accept standard national planning application forms (called 1APP forms) from you. There are different forms for different types of planning application. For each application type, we provide a checklist to help you make sure you have submitted all the additional forms that may be necessary.

Find out about application forms and notes.

The decision-making process

Waiting to hear the outcome of your planning application may leave you waiting on tenterhooks. We've written a set of commonly asked questions about the decision-making process to explain how and when a decision is reached about your application.

Find out more about the decision-making process.

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