For a planning application to be valid, you must submit certain documents to meet national and local validation requirements as well as the correct fee
We require you to submit some additional documents with your planning application. We have different requirements for householder and non-householder developments.
To complement the guidance documents below, we've produced a checklist so you can see at a glance what documents are required for each application type.
The Planning Portal provides a list of documents and the requirements for the site plans and maps you must submit with your application.
Depending on the size, type and location of the development, you will need to submit different documents to support your application.
Please note, that in an area of land instability, a full survey is required. This entails a phase 1 desktop study carried out by a recognised professional who must confirm that it's possible for the development to be carried out.
The Planning Portal has help sections for each part of the application, as well as guidance notes and checklists to help you identify if you've uploaded all the relevant information.
Another advantage of applying online is that once you start your online application, it will automatically calculate the fee based on your application type.
The most common reason for planning applications being rejected is that the accompanying plans are invalid. The Planning Portal has accredited suppliers from whom you can buy maps and plans.
To ensure that you submit valid plans:
Please note photocopies are not accepted
We have comprehensive guidance on how to submit valid plans.
All applications must be accompanied by the correct fee. You can find the correct fee by using the Planning Portal's fee calculator.
Include details of the pre-application advice given in the planning statement, and where the submitted application deviates from the advice given, provide reasons for not following the advice.
Guidance on bin storage requirements and sizes can be found below