Wherever a fee is based on site area, the site area is defined as the area to which the application relates, i.e. the land that is being developed including any which changes its use as part of the development. This will normally be shown edged red on the plan accompanying the application.
Wherever a fee is based on floorspace, the floorspace is taken to be the gross amount (all storeys) to be created by the development shown in the application. For fee purposes this measurement is an external measurement, and includes the thickness of the internal and external walls. Floorspace does not include other areas inside a building which are not readily usable by humans or animals, for example lift shafts, tanks, loft spaces
Most planning applications are now submitted online. You can submit and pay for your planning application online using theplanning portal. Guidance is available before you submit.
Please be aware that if your property is within a conservation area, article 4 direction area, listed building or within the world heritage site a heritage statement will be required with your planning application in order to validate it.
The following application forms are available to download in PDF format so that you can print them off, fill them in and submit them to Planning. The links provide access to the application form and help notes on completing the form.
Development is not permitted where the building exceeds 500 square metres or is a listed building or scheduled ancient monument or is or forms part of a safety hazard area or military explosives storage area.