Planning forms and validation checklist

Application forms, guidance notes and checklists available to download

National Planning Policy Framework(NPPF)

Since March 2012, National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has replaced the national planning policy which has now been cancelled. Where reference is made in the local validation checklist to planning policy guidance notes (PPGs) and planning policy statements (PPSs) applicants s​hould now refer to the relevant sections of the NPPF.

  • you should download the form, guidance notes and the checklist. Please ensure you also refer, where applicable, to the local validation checklist (see note above).
  • the links to the forms and guidance notes below go directly to the UK government planning portal.​

All of the forms and guidance notes listed below are also available directly from the UK Government Planning Portal​ by clicking the '​paper form chooser' button on the site.​​


Householder planning application

Complete the below form regarding householder applications for planning permission for extensions to single dwellings, domestic garages, altered accesses, boundary fences/walls, satellite dishes, but excluding the erection of new houses.

Planning application

Complete this form for changes of use, commercial and detailed applications.

Outline application with some reserved matters

Outline application with all reserved matters

Reserved matters following outline approval

Listed building consent

Application forms for works, internal and/or external, affecting the special character of a listed building.

Approval of details reserved by condition​

Advertisement consent

Application forms for consent to display an advertisement.

Certificate of lawfulness

Certificate of lawful development for existing use

Certificate of lawful development for proposed use

Planning application for removal or variation of condition

Application for a non-material amendment following grant of permission

Note: Checklist can be found on the application form at Q9.

Application for tree works 

Note: Checklist can be found on the application form at Q9.

Notice no. 1

If part or all of the application site is not owned by the applicant, you need to serve notice on the other owner(s).

You can use the notice No. 1 template available to download below, which must be completed with the relevant details, signed, dated and delivered to the relevant owner(s).

You must also complete land ownership certificate B on the relevant application form indicating whom you have served notice on and when.

Please note if your planning application is for alterations to a domestic property, you should complete the notice No. 1 householder application form which can be found with the planning application form and guidance notes above.​