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Submitting a Planning Application

Please ensure you have read the guidance before submitting your application.

Please see the information on Planning Obligations below if you are submitting an application where residential units are created.

Online Applications service

Whilst you can still submit your applications on paper, there are distinct advantages to be gained by completing the form online and applying electronically.

The intelligent nature of the forms means that it is quicker and easier for you to complete the forms online because it is clear which part of the forms you need to complete dependent on your earlier answers. In addition to completing the form, you can attach drawings and other files. Payment to Thanet District Council can be made online, over the phone or by cheque.

The aim is to encourage new ways of working within the planning service that will support an almost paperless system.

Please be aware that the planning department has a high volume of planning applications at the current time and therefore it may take longer than anticipated to validate your application.

Application Forms

To ensure that you provide the information necessary for your application to be processed efficiently, different forms and accompanying guidance notes, are provided for different types of application, these include:

  • Householder applications
  • Full planning permission
  • Outline planning permission, including approval of reserved matters
  • Listed building consent
  • Demolition in a Conservation Area
  • Advertisement consent
  • Tree works (including trees protected by a TPO and trees in a conservation area)
  • Certificate of lawfulness of existing and proposed use or development

For the first time, if you need to apply for two consent types, e.g. planning permission and listed building consent, combined forms are available which include the questions for both application types. If you use one of these combined forms, even though you only have to complete one form, it will be treated as two applications and you will be advised of two application numbers, one for each type of consent.

Download application forms and guidance notes from the planning portal by using the links below.

ID Application type Application

Form (pdf)

Form help text (pdf)
Householder Applications
001 Householder Application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling (Town and Country Planning Act 1990)
003 Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act) 1990 Notes
Applications for Full Planning Permission
004 Application for planning permission Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Application Form Notes
007 Application for planning permission and conservation area consent for demolition in a conservation area

Town and Country Planning Act 1990  Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act) 1990

Application Form Notes
008 Application for planning permission and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building;    Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act) 1990 Application Form
009 Application for planning permission and consent to display an advertisement(s) Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisement) (England) Regulations 2007 Notes
Application for Outline Permission
005 Application for outline planning permission with some matters reserved Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Application Form Notes
006 Application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Application Form
Application for Reserved  Matters and Removal or Variation of Conditions
023 Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval Article 5

Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010

Application Form Notes
025 Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 Application Form Notes
027 Application for approval of details reserved by condition Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 Application Form Notes
Conservation Area Consent (only), Listed Building Consent (only) plus Advertisement Consent and Works to Trees
010 Application for conservation area consent for demolition in a conservation area Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act) 1990 Application Form Notes
011

Application for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

Application Form Notes
031 Application for tree works: Works to Trees Subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and/or Notification of Proposed Works to Trees in Conservation Areas (CA) Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Application Form
Advertisement Consent Only
012 Application for consent to display an advertisement(s)

Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisement) (England) Regulations 2007

Application Form Notes
Lawful Development Certificate Applications
014 Application for a Lawful Development Certificate  for an Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition Town and Country Planning Act 1990:  Section 191 as amended by section 10 of the Planning and Compensation Act 1991.

Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010

Notes
015 Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development  Town and Country Planning Act 1990: Section 192, as amended by Section 10 of the Planning and Compensation Act 1991.

Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010

Notes
033 Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building  Notes
Other Application Types  
020 Application for prior notification of proposed development by telecommunications code systems operators Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 1995 Schedule 2, part 24 Application Form Notes
022 Application for prior notification of proposed demolition

Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1995 Schedule 2, Part 31

Application Form Notes
016 Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed building Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 1995 schedule 2, parts 6 & 7 Notes
017 Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed road Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 1995 schedule 2, parts 6 & 7 Notes
018 Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – excavation/waste material

Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 1995 Schedule 2, parts 6 & 7

Application Form
019 Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed fish tank (cage)

Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 1995 Schedule 2, parts 6 & 7

Application Form Notes
021 Application for Hedgerow Removal Notice

The Environment Act 1995  The Hedgerows Regulations 1997 Schedule 4

Application Form Notes

 

For all other Prior Notification Applications please download the application from here

 

New 1 App forms
034 Non Material Amendments Application Form Notes

 

 Notice to be served on Owner/Tenants
Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010 NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 11 OF APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION FOR HOUSEHOLDER DEVELOPMENT

This notice is to be printed and served on individuals prior to completing Certificates B or C.

Notice
Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010 NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 11 OF APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

Notice 1 – This notice is to be printed and served on individuals if Certificate B or C is completed.

Notice
Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010 NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 11 OF APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

Notice 2 – This notice is for publication in a local newspaper if Certificate C or D is completed.

Notice

 

Fees Schedule
 A Guide to the New Fees for Planning Applications – The fees apply from 17 January 2018 onwards  Guidance Note

 

Note: You are strongly advised to read the guidance notes thoroughly before making your applications. It is most important that the correct numbers of copies of the application are provided in order for your submission to be valid and progress to be made. If you are in any doubt as to what form you require help and advice is available via the Planning Portal an online service for information (where you can also fill in your form on screen) or, please contact the Planning Department on 01843 577150.

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We can only progress applications that are valid/complete. “Valid” means that all the relevant information specified in the checklist for each application type must be provided in full at the start of the process, and to an acceptable quality.

Many applications submitted to us are incomplete and this slows up their progress and can put you to more expense.

Most common reasons for incomplete applications

  • No planning fee submitted.
  • Floor plans and elevations not matching
  • Application form incomplete
  • Location plan submitted without north point.
  • No scale/scale bar on plans/plans not to scale
  • No heritage statement when required.

The local lists of validation requirements below explain the type of information required for certain types of applications and are to assist applicants to get applications valid upon first submission.

No of Application

Type

Description Validation

Checklist

001 Householder Checklist
003 Householder and Listed Building Checklist
004 Full, Outline and Reserved Matters Checklist
011 Listed Building Checklist
012 Advertisement Consent Checklist
025 Variation or Removal of Condition Checklist
031 Tree Works Checklist
034 Non-Material Amendment Checklist
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Planning Application Obligations for Residential Development

Thanet District Council collects contributions on resident developments towards the Strategic Access Management and Monitoring (SAMM) plan, which provides a strategy to mitigate the potential in-combination impacts of new housing development and resulting recreation pressure on the Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay Special Protection Area (SPA).

The whole of the Thanet District is within the Zone of Influence of the SAMM area. The Council can only agree to a proposed residential development if we know that it will not have a significant effect on the protected sites. The only methodology recognised by Natural England to demonstrate that development will have no significant impact upon the protected sites is by contributing towards the mitigation measures within the SAMM.

To secure the contribution, the Council will require the submission of a unilateral undertaking under Section 106 of the Planning Act. This is attached to any planning permission to make the development acceptable that wouldn’t otherwise be allowed. The land itself is then bound by the legal agreement.

The Council have produced a draft Unilateral undertaking for use for planning applications where the creation of one or more residential units is proposed and the SAMM contribution is the only contribution required. This would apply to development which creates between 1 and 9 units. The draft agreement is here: Thanet Unilateral Undertaking

The tariff for the SAMM must be calculated as per the table below:

 

Tariff per dwelling– including requirement for in-perpetuity funding ‘17k’ Tariff 17,140 total Balance of 12568
1 bedroom flat £202
2 bedroom house or 2bedroom flat £320
3 bedroom house £424
4+ bedroom house £530
Average tariff per dwelling £350

 

The correct total figure of contribution in relation to your development must be entered into the unilateral undertaking.

Because planning obligations run with the land, all owners, lessees and mortgagees must be signatories. Obligations can have significant effects on the use, and therefore value of, the land. The Council must satisfy itself that all those with a legal interest in the land are ascertained. As a planning obligation can be enforced by the Council against any person deriving title from the owner and against the person entering into the obligation, the Council requires all those interested in the land (including all owners, lessees and mortgagees) to sign the legal instrument containing the planning obligation.

We strongly advise that independent legal advice is taken before entering into a planning obligation. You may wish your legal adviser to draw up the Planning obligation unilateral.

A fully completed draft copy of the unilateral, is required within 28 days of the valid date of the application. If this is not received, the Council will be minded to refuse the application. 

Due to the government mandated determination deadlines for planning applications, a fully completed draft copy of the unilateral, is required within 28 days of the valid date of the application. If we do not received a draft unilateral undertaking for the development by this date, then the Council will be minded to refuse the application.

The responsibility to ensure this deed is correct rests with the applicant and their advisors.

Once the draft has been checked by the planning officer, we will require the submission of 2 copies of an original signed agreement, an official search 3 without priority for the land (land registry documents), and a colour plan indicating the site (edged in red) before planning permission can be granted.

If officer are minded to refuse the application, we will not seek a completed signed unilateral undertaking from you.

Land Registry Documents

We require an Official Search without priority to be submitted, including up to date copy of HM Land Registry‟s “Official copy of register of title‟, comprising three parts. Part A (Property Register) describes the land and estate comprised in the title. Part B (Proprietorship Register) specifies the class of property title (i.e. the type of rights). Part C (Charges Register) contains any charges and other matters that affect the land (e.g. mortgages and other loans secured on the land).

Further guidance is available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/official-search-without-priority-os3

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/official-searches-and-outline-applications/practice-guide-12-official-searches-and-outline-applications

Other Information

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the Deed has been properly completed and executed. If it has not, the Deed will not be accepted and you will be required to re-execute the Deed and this will cause delay and may result in your application being refused.

The Council cannot accept payment for any obligations prior to the Unilateral Undertaking and the granting of an associated planning permission, therefore we will not accept any payments prior to the granting of a planning permission.

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