You should refer to the relevant Validation checklist for details of what you are required to submit with your application.
Many people will employ an agent to draw their plans and submit their applications and this approach should be considered if you are not confident that you can draw a set of suitable plans. We do not have a list of recommended agents.
We also accept planning applications online via the Planning Portal. The Planning Portal is an external website and the Government's online planning resource, which is part of the common vision for improving the planning process in England and Wales.
The Planning Portal provides guidance and information about making planning applications, as well as resources for study and research.
It is possible to submit applications electronically using the Planning Portal, completing the forms online and then attaching the drawings. It is also possible to produce, and pay for, a site location plan online from the Ordnance Survey. The Planning Portal also allows you to pay for the application fee online with a card payment, although you can also pay by sending a cheque direct to us if this is more convenient.
The development management team are also available to help you fill in the planning application forms and if you contact them in advance, to make an appointment, someone will meet you at our planning reception to help you with your application.