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Apply for permission

Before you apply for planning permission, have you:

Site location plans

All applications normally require a location plan to be submitted. The Planning Portal provides further information on site location plans and links to obtain one.

How to apply

Apply online

For the majority of applications, you can apply online using the Planning Portal.

 Download application forms

This facility allows forms for any application type to be downloaded for submission to the council on paper if required. As not all application types can be applied for online, the Planning Portal provides a list of applications for which the online service is not yet available.

Encroachment onto neighbouring land

If your proposal encroaches onto land that is not in your ownership (for example, by the eaves or guttering overhanging a boundary, or new access through Highway land) you may not be able to proceed without your neighbour's agreement, even if you have planning permission. Please download the relevant Notice to Owners form:

Specialist application forms

Although most applications can be submitted using the Planning Portal, there are various types that are not available yet and you will need to download these forms using the links below:

Minerals application forms and guidance

Minerals application form (PDF, 78KB)  Minerals application guidance notes (PDF, 46.8KB)  
Annex 1 Mineral extraction procession (PDF, 118KB) Annex 1 guidance notes (PDF, 85.8KB)
Annex 2 Mineral exploration (PDF, 70KB) Annex 2 guidance notes (PDF, 43KB)
Annex 3 Underground mining (PDF, 61KB) Annex 3 guidance notes (PDF, 42.7KB)
Annex 4 Surface disposal of quarry wastes (PDF, 61KB) Annex 4 guidance notes (PDF, 59.9KB)
Annex 5 Oil and gas exploration (PDF, 81KB) Annex 5 guidance notes (PDF, 45.4KB)

Article 6 notice (PDF, 62.5KB)


Article 7 certificate (PDF, 71.9KB)


Certificates A and B (PDF, 73.6KB)

Instructions (PDF, 80.8KB)