This section will help guide you through the process of making a planning application.
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.
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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.
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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. You should check the Local Validation List to see what information you may need to submit to support your application. The Local Validation list applies to planning applications (other than Lawful Development Certificates) from 20 May 2019.
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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.