Apply for planning permission

The County Council deals with planning applications for minerals and waste development and also for the County Council’s own development such as schools and libraries.

If you need planning permission for housing, commercial or industrial development contact the district council for where the property is located.

Submitting planning applications

Planning applications can be submitted either online via the Planning Portal, electronically direct to the County Council, or by post. At present minerals applications can only be submitted by post. 

Please note: when submitting applications relating to Nottinghamshire County Council developments via the Planning Portal ensure that the regulation 3 tick box is selected.  

If you wish to submit your application direct to the County Council by email or by post, you can download the relevant planning application forms from the table at the bottom of this page.

Please note that all planning applications submitted via the Planning Portal must pay the relevant fee through the Portal and this payment is subject to an additional payment of £20 (payable to the Portal).

Supporting documents / validating your application

Since 2008 local planning authorities have been required to publish a list of information they require to "validate" planning applications. This Validation document forms two components, the national requirements, including the application form, the fee, certificates etc and secondly, specific local validation requirements known as the "Local List". The Government requires local planning authorities to operate a "local list" which is no more than two years old.  

Following a review of the previous Validation document and period of consultation the County Council approved its latest Validation Guidance at Planning and Licensing Committee in January 2018. This forms the basis on which the Council will validate all future incoming planning applications. This may be viewed below;

Validation Guidance

Guidance Note Validation Requirement for Planning Applications 2018 [PDF].

Electronic submission

As most planning applications are now submitted electronically, and the County Council subsequently undertakes consultations on them electronically, it is important that all submitted plans and documents are in a format that is readable and scalable. To comply with this your attention is drawn to the Electronic Submission section of the Validation Guidance.


The Validation Guidance has a checklist confirming which documents have been submitted in support of the planning application. This checklist can be downloaded below and should be completed and submitted with your application.

Validation Guidance Checklist [PDF].

Further advice

If you require any further advice on what information to submit with your application please contact the Development Management Team.


Most planning applications are accompanied by a fee and applications cannot be validated until the correct fee has been paid.

A schedule of planning application fees can be found on the Planning Portal website.

To make a payment for planning application please use one of the following options:

  • online payment
  • over the telephone by calling the Planning Support Officer on 01159 932 584
  • by cheque payable to 'Nottinghamshire County Council'.

Please only make this payment if you are applying for Minerals, Waste or Nottinghamshire County Council's own development.

Fees accompanying applications for housing, retail, commercial or industrial development should be paid to the relevant district council.

Please contact the district council for where the property or site is located.

Planning application forms 

Subject  Application form for: Guidance 
Planning Permission  planning permission Guidance notes
Outline Planning Permission

outline planning permission with some matters reserved

outline planning permission with all matters reserved

Guidance notes

Guidance notes

Lawful Development Certificate

a Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition

a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development

Guidance notes

Guidance notes

Approval of reserved matters approval of reserved matters following outline approval  Guidance notes
Removal or variation of a condition removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission  Guidance notes
Approval of details reserved by condition approval of details reserved by condition  Guidance notes
Planning permission to replace an extant planning permission

This application is only valid for permissions granted ON or BEFORE 1 October 2010 that have NOT expired.
a new planning permission to replace an extant planning permission, in order to extend the time limit for implementation

Guidance notes

Help notes

Non-material amendments a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission 

Guidance notes

Help notes

Certificate Notice Under Article 11 Certificate Notice Under Article 11 of the Town & Country Planning (General Development Management Procedure) Order 2010  This notice must be completed and sent to any owner of the land or property involved or any agricultural tenant.
Prior notification of proposed demolition prior notification of proposed demolition.  Town and Country Planning (General Development) Order 2015 Schedule 2, Part 11 This notice must be completed and submitted to the county council prior to any proposed demolition development.
Planning Application Fees Planning Portal Planning Application Fees Calculator Guide to Planning Application Fees

Planning permission for quarries, open-cast and underground mining, landfill sites and oil/gas wells 

Subject  Documents 
County matter applications  Guidance notes for county matter applications 
Planning permission for minerals development Application for planning permission for minerals development
Article 12 Ownership/agricultural certificates

Article 12 Ownership/agricultural certificates

Guidance notes for completing the certificates

Onshore Oil and Gas exploration and development application 

Application for development relating to onshore extraction of oil and gas

Guidance notes for onshore oil and gas

Help text onshore oil and gas

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