How do I make a planning application?

National Standard Planning Application Forms

We encourage applicants to submit applications online via the planning portal.  Alternatively, you can download the forms and submit them by post.

From 6 April 2008 there are new National Standard Planning Application forms in use by every local authority in England.

The new forms are being introduced by the Government as part of the move to streamline the planning system. Superseding all existing planning application forms (with the exception of minerals forms) from 6 April,  this will become the only method of applying for planning permission in England.

The new forms will provide a consistent format and set of questions and aim to help to make the process of applying for planning permission more straightforward for applicants.

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.

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
  • Conservation area consent
  • 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.  If you are not sure which application form you need, please contact Community Services on 01843 577150.

IDApplication 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)

002

Householder Application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and conservation area consent Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act) 1990

Application Form Notes
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 22 November 2012 onwards  Guidance Note

 

Pre Application Advice
Pre Application Advice Application Form Application Form
Pre Application Advice Fees Schedule January 2011 Guidance Note
See pre application advice for more help

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.