We encourage you to submit applications online through the Planning Portal. On the portal you can create an electronic application, attach your drawings and other supporting documents and pay the application fee by credit or debit card.
Please see the Planning Portal website for a list of applications that you cannot make on the portal.
If you do not want to apply online, you can download forms and submit them to us along with the required supporting documents and fee. See the Planning Portal for help selecting the correct application form.
In order to submit a valid planning application you must follow the local requirements list which sets out what is required for each type of application and the minimum that we will accept as part of the submission. Please note when applying for a lawful development certificate the local requirements list does not apply and guidance on these can be found in the list below).
You can pay either:
pay fees on the Planning Portal when you submit your application
call 020 8314 7400 to make a payment.
Please note we only accept debit or credit cards.
There is separate advice on making an application for windows.
|Application form||Guidance notes|
|Householder applications||Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling form |
This is the householder application form for outside conservation areas. If your proposal relates to a flat or maisonette or the construction of a new dwelling then please use the full planning permission form.
|Householder application for works or extension to a dwelling and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area form |
Householder applications for those living in a conservation area
|Guidance for 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|
|Householder applications– larger extensions||Application for prior notification in respect of a proposed rear extension on a house |
This form should be used specifically for larger single storey rear extensions proposed under the prior notification regime.
|Householder applications– changes once you have received planning permission|| |
Application for non-material amendment
Whether or not a proposed amendment is non-material depends on the circumstances of the case. For example repositioning a window may be a material if it overlooks a neighbour, but may be non-material if not. Please see our page onnon-material amendments.
|Lawful development certificate applications||Lawful development certificate for an existing use or operation form |
|Lawful development certificate for a proposed use or development form|
|Applications for full planning permission||Application form for full planning permission |
This form should be used for all applications for commercial or business premises, residential applications that do not fall into the householder category and for applications that do not fall into one of the other categories.
|Application for planning permission and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area |
Please use this form for all applications for commercial or business premises, residential applications that do not fall into the householder category and for applications that do not fall into one of the other categories.
|Guidance note for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area|
|Applications for outline permission||Application for outline permission with some matters reserved form||Note 005|
|Application for outline permission with all matters reserved form||Note 006|
|Application for reserved matters and removal or variation of conditions||Approval of reserved matters following outline form||Note 023|
|Application for removal or variation of condition following a grant of planning permission||Note 025|
|Conditions||Approval of details form |
Please use this form to discharge conditions that have been imposed on a previous application.
|Listed building consent||Application for planning permission and listed building consent for alterations, extension, or demolition of a listed building||Note 011|
|Other application types||Application for prior notification of proposed demolition||Note 022|
|Application for prior notification of proposed development by telecommunications code system operators form||Note 020|
|Application for works to trees subject to a TPO||Note 031|
|Change of use from office to dwellings |
These forms should be used specifically for the temporary changes to the permitted development legislation.
|Notification for prior approval for a change of use from storage or distribution buildings (Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to dwelling houses (Class C3)|
|Notification for prior approval for a change of use from amusement arcades/centres and casinos, (Sui Generis uses) and any land within its curtilage to dwelling houses (Class C3)|
|Notification for prior approval for a change of use from shops (Class A1), financial and professional services (Class A2), betting offices, pay day loan shops and casinos (Sui Generis uses) to restaurants and cafés (Class A3)|
|Notification for prior approval for a change of use from shops (Class A1) and financial and professional services (Class A2), betting offices, pay day loan shops (Sui Generis uses) to assembly and leisure uses (Class D2)|
|Notification for prior approval for a development consisting of the erection or construction of a collection facility within the curtilage of a shop|
|Notification for prior approval for the temporary use of buildings or land for the purpose of commercial film-making and the associated temporary structures, works, plant or machinery required in connection with that use|
|Notification for prior approval for the installation, alteration or replacement of other Solar Photovoltaic (PV) equipment on the roofs of non-domestic buildings, up to a capacity of one megawatt|