Apply for Planning Permission

Find out how to make a planning application.

How do I apply?

Before you start you are advised to:

  1. Visit our Do I need planning permission? page.
  2. Take a look at the Planning application checklist section. This tells you what information is needed when making an application.

Information can be:

  • Plans and drawings
  • Affordable housing statements
  • Air quality assessments
  • And more

Where can I get help and advice?

Free advice for householders

We are happy to provide you with advice and information and to talk about your project before you send us your application. A duty planning officer is available in the Oaklands reception area from 9am to 1pm - Monday to Friday. No appointment is needed.

The duty officer will give advice on queries such as:

  • Extensions
  • Porches
  • Outbuildings
  • Loft conversions
  • General planning queries

Please note: This is a verbal service only. We charge £50 if you need a visit to your home.

The duty officer will not be able to give advice on proposals for which a charge is made.

We will not give advice about trees unless they are protected by law.

We also ask developers to talk through their proposals with neighbours before they apply. This can help to sort out issues before formal submission to the council.

Written advice - paid

We offer a written service for which a charge is made.

This covers proposals for:

  • Planning permission
  • Permitted developments
  • Consent to carry out work to protected trees
  • Listed buildings

How much does written advice cost?

Please take a look at our Pre-application advice fees

Written request forms:

All requests for pre-application written advice must be made using the correct form together with any supporting information requested by the form.

More information:

Please read our Standards of planning written advice

Planning research - paid

We are willing to carry out planning research at your request.

The fees are:

  • £28 per request for individual householder applications
  • £97 for other requests

Guidance:

Application Checklists

These checklists will tell you what other information is needed to complete your application. This will depend on the type of proposal. Please also refer to our Validation Criteria (Local List) of application requirements.

Type

Application form: Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling

For carrying out work to a single home including extensions, loft conversions, garages, access, fences and walls, balconies, satellite dishes.

Application form: Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling - and conservation area consent for demolition in a conservation area

For carrying out work to a single home including extensions, loft conversions, garages, fences and walls, balconies, satellite dishes as well as permission for demolition in a Conservation Area.

Application form: Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to dwelling - and listed building consent for alterations, extensions or demolition of a listed building

For carrying out work to a single home including extensions, loft conversions, garages, fences and walls, balconies, satellite dishes including listed building consent.

Application form: Householder general permitted development notification for larger home extensions

Application form for proposing a single storey rear extension.

Application form: Full planning permission

Application form for any new dwellings, industrial, office, warehousing, storage, shopping development, agricultural dwellings or buildings.

Application form: Full planning permission with advert consent

Application form for any new dwellings, industrial, office, warehousing, storage, shopping development, agricultural dwellings or buildings with advertisement consent.

Application form: Full planning permission with listed building consent

Application form for any new dwellings, industrial, office, warehousing, storage, shopping development, agricultural dwellings or buildings as well as listed building consent.

Application form: Full planning permission with demolition in a conservation area

Application form for any new dwellings, industrial, office, warehousing, storage, shopping development, agricultural dwellings or buildings as well as permission for demolition in a Conservation Area.

Application form: Outline application for planning permission with some matters reserved

Application form for an outline application, with some matters reserved, for any new dwellings, industrial, office, warehousing, storage, shopping development, agricultural dwellings or buildings.  This will allow you to get permission ‘in principle’, but you are able to submit the specific details later under a reserved matters application.

Application form: Application for reserved matters

Application form for reserved matters used once outline permission has been granted, any details that were reserved from the application will need to be submitted.

Application form: Application for consent to display an advertisement(s)

Application form for erection or display of a sign, fascia sign, notice or advertisement.

Application form: Application for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building

Application form for works to a listed building that do not require planning permission or when an application for planning permission is being submitted separately.

Application form: Application for Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of planning condition

Application form for a development or change of use have been implemented unlawfully eg without planning permission, for a number of years.

Application form: Application for Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development

Application form for a proposal relating to a change of use or development to any premises other than a house is permitted development or lawful and therefore does not require the submission of a householder application.

Application form: Application for tree works: works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or notification of proposed works to trees in a conservation area

Application form to undertake any works to any part of the tree including roots.

 

Prior notice applications

Application form: Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed building

Application form: Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – new road or access track

Application form: Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – fish tank or cage

Application form: Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – excavation/waste materials

Application form: Application for prior notification of proposed development in respect of permitted development by electronic (telecommunications) code systems operators

Application form: Application for Prior Notification Change of Use of Offices to Dwelling(s)

Application form: Application for Prior Notification Change of Use to a State Funded School or Registered Nursery

Application form: Application for Prior Approval for a Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Class C3), and for Associated Operational Development

Application form: Application for Prior Approval for a Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure

Application form: Application for Prior Approval for a Change Of Use from Storage or Distribution Buildings (Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3)

Application form: Application for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3)

Application form: Application for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés (Class A3)

Application form: Application for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1) and Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops (Sui Generis Uses) to Assembly and Leisure Uses (Class D2)

Application form: Application for Prior Approval for a Development Consisting of the Erection or Construction of a Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop

Application form: Application for Prior Approval for the Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the Purpose of Commercial Film-Making and the Associated Temporary Structures, Works, Plant or Machinery required in Connection with that Use

Application form: Application for Prior Approval for the Installation, Alteration or Replacement of other Solar Photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the Roofs of Non-domestic Buildings, up to a Capacity of 1 Megawatt

Application form: Application for Prior Approval for development consisting of the provision of temporary school buildings on vacant commercial land and the use of that land as a state-funded school for up to 3 academic years 

Application form: Application for prior notification of proposed demolition

Demolition of a residential building or building adjoining a residential property, that is not listed or within a Conservation Area.

Application form: Application for a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission

Amendment to a proposed scheme that is very minor in nature.

Application form: Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission

For the removal or variation of a condition following the grant of planning permission or listed building consent.

Application form: Application for approval of details reserved by condition

For applying to discharge conditions relating to a householder, full, outline or reserved matters application.

Application form: Application for hedgerow removal notice

For removal of a hedgerow - at least 20m in length.

Application form: High hedge complaint

To make a formal complaint about a high hedge - over 2m in height.

 

Ownership certificates

 Certificate A – for the sole owner of the property and/or land

 Certificate B – where the applicant is not the owner of the property and/or land

 Certificate C – for multiple owners and only some are known

 Certificate D – for when the owner(s) are unknown

 Notice No 1 – to be served on owners of the land when completing Certificate B or C

 Notice No 2 – to be served on owners of the land when completing Certificate C or D

Apply online

The easiest way to apply is to send us your planning application via the Planning Portal. You can fill in the application form you need and make your payment.

Apply online for planning permission

Paper applications

Apply for planning permission - printed form

Planning application fees

Contact us

Planning
Tel:
01444-477019
Email: 
servicesupport@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 16 April 2018