The planning application process
Create a planning application
The best way to create a planning application that is likely to be approved is to work with a professional planning consultant.
The type of evidence and plans you need to submit will depend on your project type, they can include:
|Document type||When you need it||Guidance||Where to get it|
|Site plan||All application types||Shows exact location of the proposed site, clearly outlined in red and drawn to a scale of 1:1250 or 1:2500. Any land owned by the applicant next to or close by the site outlined in blue.||Buy a planning map|
|Block plan||Extensions, boundary walls and fences, outbuildings and garages||A more detailed site plan, showing the relationship of the proposed site to neighbouring properties, drawn to a scale of 1:500.||Work with a planning consultant|
|Floor plan||Extensions, outbuildings and garages||Scale diagram of the current and proposed arrangement of rooms for each floor of a building.||Work with a planning consultant|
|Elevation plan||Extensions, new or replacement windows and doors, boundary walls and fences, outbuildings and garages||Shows existing and proposed elevations, drawn to a scale of 1:100.||Work with a planning consultant|
If you're creating an application yourself then you will need to check our local policies and design guidance to improve your chance of making a successful application.
These will affect whether you need planning permission, your design considerations, and what plans you need to submit.