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This section contains useful information about the application process.

How to apply

Coronavirus update 

We're continuing to process planning applications which have already been submitted and if you are submitting a new application, please do so electronically through the Planning Portal website: We will not be able to deal with planning applications that are received by post as our reception is now closed. We are continuing to progress pre-application enquiries but can only accept payment by credit card or online payment. We are currently able to take card payments between 10am – 12pm each day by phone (quoting the relevant case number) on 01590 646674. Please do not send cheques as we are unable to process them. With regard to any non-payment related matters, our main switchboard number will continue to have an automated message and voicemails won't be picked up, so please email instead. Please send all general planning enquiries to

The best way to make a planning application is online using the government’s Planning Portal website. You can ask for pre-application advice from us, checking what fees are due and looking through our checklists of required forms. Alternatively, you can submit a paper application using the forms within this section.
The application process

The application process

This section explains the planning application process -...

Guidance on applying

Guidance on applying

About half the planning applications we receive are...

Application forms and checklists

Application forms and checklists

On this page you can download application forms,...

Supporting documents

Supporting documents

In every case, the relevant national and local...

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