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Planning application forms

Forms to print and post

Planning forms, fees, guidance and validation checklists

All files are Adobe PDF unless otherwise stated. All of the below forms can be completed online via the Planning Portal or printed out for completion by using the links to documents provided. Click on the link to the form you require so it opens on the screen, print it out, fill in the details of your application and either post it back to us or bring it in to our offices.

The Council does not have local validation checklists, and use only the national validation checklist.

Please send all planning application forms to:

Pre application advice


Pre application form (PDF, 149KB Pre application guidance (PDF, 72KB)

Householder planning consent

Only (includes garages, outbuildings, dormer windows, garden walls or new/altered access to the residence).

Householder planning consent only  Help text 1 Validation check list 1 (PDF, 57.1KB) 
Householder planning consent with conservation area consent Help text 2 Validation check list 2 (PDF, 56.7KB)
Householder planning consent with listed building consent Help text 3 Validation check list 3 (PDF, 56.6KB)

Full planning consent

Only (includes change of use and conversion (excludes householder developments).

Full planning consent only Help text 4 Validation check list 4 (PDF, 57.7KB) (waste applications should be made on this form)
Full planning consent with conservation area consent Help text 5 Validation check list 5 (PDF, 58.1KB)
Full planning consent with listed building consent  Help text 6  Validation check list 6 (PDF, 58.3KB)
Full planning consent with advertisement consent  Help text 7 Validation check list 7 (PDF, 58.8KB)

Outline planning consent

(planning permission with some/all matters reserved)

All matters reserved Help text 8 Validation check list 8 (PDF, 51.3KB)
Some matters reserved Help text 9 Validation check list 9 (PDF, 47.1KB)

Conservation area consent

(an application for demolition within a conservation area (excludes listed buildings)

Conservation area consent Help text 10 Validation check list 10 (PDF, 42.2KB)

Listed building consent

(an application for alterations to, extension or demolition of a listed building)

Listed building consent Help text 11 Validation check list 11 (PDF, 56.6KB)

Work to trees or hedgerow removal

(work to protected trees (tree preservation order/conservation area) or notification of hedgerow removal)

Tree works Help text 12 Validation check list 12 (PDF, 13KB)
Hedgerow removal notice Help text 13 Validation check List 13 (PDF, 13.3KB)

Display of advertisements

Display of advertisements Help text 14 Validation check list 14 (PDF, 35.6KB)

Lawful development certificate

(establish that an existing/proposed use or development is lawful)

Existing use Help text 15  Validation check list 15 (PDF, 16.2KB)
Proposed use Help Text 16 Validation check list 16 (PDF, 15.9KB)

Prior notification

(notification of a proposed development)

Road (agricultural or forestry development) Help text 17 Validation check list 17 (PDF, 34.7KB)
Building (agricultural or forestry development)  Help text 18  Validation check list 18 (PDF, 34.7KB)
Excavation/deposit of waste (agricultural or forestry development) Help text 19 Validation check list 19 (PDF, 34.9KB)
Fish tank or cage (agricultural or forestry development)  Help text 20  Validation check list 20 (PDF, 34.7KB)
Demolition  Help text 21 Validation check list 21 (PDF, 35KB)
Telecommunications Help text 22 Validation check list 22 (PDF, 33.1KB)

Conditions - removal/variation, approval/discharge of details, reserved matters

(amend an existing planning permission)

Removal or variation of a condition Help text 23 Validation check list 23 (PDF, 36.9KB)
Approval of details reserved by condition Help text 24 Validation check list 24 (PDF, 44.7KB
Approval of reserved matters Help text 25 Validation check list 25 (PDF, 36.6KB)

Application for a new planning permission to replace an extant planning permission, in order to extend the time limit for implementation

Application for a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission

Application for the modification or discharge of planning obligations

Notification of a proposed larger home extension

This template can be used by a householder to notify the local planning authority of the intention to build a larger single storey rear extension as described on the Extensions common project page. Please read the guidance note for help completing the notification.

Notification of a proposed change of use to dwelling(s)

This template can be used by a developer to notify the local planning authority of the intention to the use of offices (class B1(a)) to dwelling houses (class C3)

Prior approval of proposed change of use to state funded school

Development is not permitted if this permission has been used for the building previously, or if the use of the building is sui generis, or if the building is a listed building or scheduled ancient monument or is or forms part of a safety hazard area or military explosives storage area.

Prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a flexible use within shops, financial and professional services, restaurants and cafes, business, storage or distribution, hotels, assembly or leisure

Development is not permitted where the building exceeds 500 square metres or is a listed building or scheduled ancient monument or is or forms part of a safety hazard area or military explosives storage area.

Application for a certificate of lawfulness of proposed works to a listed building

Extending the time limits of existing planning permissions


Extending the time limits of existing planning permissions


Prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling house (use class C3) and for associated operational development

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)    

Cheshire West building consultancy forms, guidance and charges

Please send your building regulation forms to:

Street naming and numbering forms and guidance

Alternatively please send your street naming and numbering forms to:

Street naming and numbering, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, CW7 1AH

High hedges forms and guidance

Please send your high hedges forms to:

Planning charges

Item Information Charge
Viewing of planning application files Charge applies per file for applications in storage. Payment must be received in advance of order bring placed. £10
Planning enquiries Search type questions - chargeable to nearest half hour with £18 minimum charge. £36 per hour
Copy of history card No charge if less than £1 10p per sheet
General correspondence No charge if less than £1 10p per sheet
Decision notices / appeal decision notices No charge if less than £1 - please ask as some decision notices are free to download from our Planning Online pages. 10p per sheet

Application plans

All Plans must be stamped with a copyright stamp