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Requirements for valid planning application

All planning applications require supporting documents and information. We often require accurate drawings and plans that clearly show your proposed development.

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Mandatory application requirements

Location Plan, showing the location and boundaries of the site you are planning to work on and the site area in context:

  • based on an Ordnance Survey map at scale 1:1250 or 1:2500
  • show the surrounding land and buildings
  • mark the application site with a red line
  • mark any other nearby land you own with a blue line

Site Plan - this is a more detailed scale plan showing the relationship of the proposal to the site boundary and any buildings on neighbouring land.

You can use the Planning Portal's 'Buy a Plan' service to make sure that you meet our requirements.

Completed application form - check on the Planning Portal for the form that best fits your needs. There are National Validation Requirements and the following types of supporting may be required:

  • floor plans
  • elevation plans
  • contextual drawings and images
  • supporting statements and reports

To assist you in making a valid planning application, we have produced guidance for specific types of development.

Please make sure you have all the information required for each type of development.

Supporting information

Additional information

  • Planning Portal -  information about National Validation Requirements and making a valid planning application

  • Find My Nearest - useful information about your application site including Conservation Areas, Trees and Listed Buildings.

Planning Fees

    Most types of Planning applications require a fee to be submitted in order for it to be made valid.  Click here to determine the fee.

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