Your planning application

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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.

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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