How to make a planning application

Find out when to apply for planning permission or read more about the planning application process - if you think you might need to apply, contact our planning team to:

  • tell them what you want to do
  • ask for their advice
  • find out which application form you need

You can then make an application (and payment) online via the Planning Portal.

Plans and maps for planning applications

Your planning application must include plans showing exactly what you're proposing, you'll need:

  • a location plan - normally an ordnance survey plan
  • a set of plans showing the existing building or site
  • floor plans and elevations normally at 1/50 or 1/100 metric scale
  • plans of the proposed works, including floor plans and elevations

Ordnance Survey plans

If you are submitting a planning application you will need a copy of the Ordnance Survey map of your property to scale 1:1250.

Ordering copies

Site maps and location maps are available from:

To order copies please contact your preferred library.

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