Planning applications form part of the town and country planning system in England.
They are applications made to a local planning authority seeking planning permission to undertake development – i.e. building works or material change of use of buildings or land.
For more information on planning applications – see here.
The following is an introduction to submitting planning applications – follow the links in red for further info.
THINKING OF MAKING A PLANNING APPLICATION?
FOLLOW THESE STEPS …
There is plenty to think about and to get right in order to ensure that an application is given the best possible chance of success:
- Establish whether planning permission is required.
- What type of planning application is needed? If there is a choice available (e.g. Full vs Outline), which one is most appropriate?
- Who should be consulted before the application is submitted?
- What will the planning application fee be?
- How to apply. What documents, reports and supporting evidence will be needed to accompany the application?
- What is the application process? How long will it take to receive a decision?
- How will planning policies and material considerations affect the decision?
- What to think about after a decision has been made.
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