Planning application forms and requirements

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Application for Permission in Principle

Application for Permission in Principle.

Please note: Applications for Technical Details Consent based on a granted Permission in Principle should be submitted as a Full Planning Permission with details of the related Permission in Principle provided in the description

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Planning Application Requirements

The following Plans and Supporting Documents are required to meet National and Local requirements. They may be either Conditional or Mandatory. Review the Condition/Trigger to determine if that requirement applies to your application.

Requirements are marked with L=Local, N=National, C=Conditional, M=Mandatory.

Plan Requirements

(NM) Application form

Completed form (original plus 1 copy to be supplied unless the application is submitted electronically).

(NM) Fee

The appropriate fee.

(NM) Location Plan

2 copies of a plan which identifies the land to which the application relates drawn to an identified standard metric scale (typically 1:1250 or 1:2500 for larger sites) and should show:

  • the direction north
  • sufficient roads and/or buildings on land adjoining the application site
  • the application site boundary and all land necessary to carry out the proposed development i.e. land required for access to the site from the road, outlined in red
  • A blue line should be drawn around any other land owned by the applicant that is close to or adjacent to the property.

When using Ordnance Survey mapping for planning applications, the map should:

  1. Not be a Land Registry document
  2. Not be used for multiple applications
  3. Show OS Crown copyright as a an acknowledgment
  4. Not be a photocopy or screen grab image
  5. Not to be copied from existing OS mapping if using hand drawn maps – such as standard sheets.
  6. Show the correct licence number if you wish to print or copy maps for applications


The fee payable is dependent on a number of factors.
Click here for documents which explain how to calculate the fee for your application

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