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Fees

Download the details of fees for planning applications [PDF].

To find out if you need planning permission for housing, commercial or industrial development, contact your local district council or Nottingham City Council, depending on where the property is located.

Pre-application advice

In most cases planning permission is required to carry out development and we encourage you to discuss your proposals with us before you submit your application. You will be advised about which forms need to be completed, the sort of issues that you will need to address in your application and whether your application is likely to be acceptable in planning terms.

The starting point for all applications is that they should be in accordance with the approved statutory development plan, the Nottinghamshire Mineral Local Plan and the Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Waste Local Plan (to be replaced with Minerals and Waste Development Frameworks) and the district councils' Local Plans. Applications also need to comply with any other relevant planning guidance and policies. However, in exceptional circumstances 'material considerations' can, depending on the circumstances, justify granting planning permission as a departure from the Development Plan.

Some minor works are deemed to be what is known as 'permitted development' and therefore do not require a planning application to be made – please check with us if you think the works you are proposing may fall into this category.

Consultation on the introduction of charging for pre-application advice 

Nottinghamshire County Council, as County Planning Authority, deals with Waste, Minerals and the Council’s own development. The Development Management Team currently provides pre-application advice to prospective applicants/ agents on an informal basis without a charge. However, like many other authorities, Nottinghamshire County Council had decided that it cannot continue to provide this service free of charge. The principle of charging for pre-application advice was included within the consultation on the County Council’s budget proposals. 

The Local Government Act 2003 gives local authorities the powers to charge for ”discretionary activities”, i.e. those they do not have a mandatory duty to provide. In order to continue to provide this pre-application service within a timely manner the Council will be introducing charges, this is likely to be from July this year. 

The County Council is consulting on the proposed details of the pre-application charging regime and would like to hear from you if you have any comments. Details of the proposed scale of charges, the list of information that will need to accompany requests for advice, together with the details and timeframe of the Council’s response are set out below. Please note some developments, particularly the smaller scale proposals, will fall outside the charging regime and pre-application advice will continue free of charge. 

The proposals are open to public consultation from 31st March until 23rd April 2014.  Should you wish to make comments you may submit them by: 

  • email to development.planning@nottscc.gov.uk or 
  • letter to Nottinghamshire County Council, Development Management Team, Planning Policy, 1st Floor, County Hall, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP

Comments should be submitted to the County Council by 5pm on 23rd April 2014 at the latest.                                                                

What happens next?

After this consultation period, the County Council will consider all the comments received.  The final details of the pre-application charging regime will then be taken to the County Council’s Members for approval. As stated above it is likely the charges will come into force on 1st July 2014.

Nottinghamshire County Council's Policy on the Validation Requirements for Planning Applications

Since 2008 local planning authorities have had to publish a list of information they require to "validate" the planning applications they receive. The process, known as validation, allows us to decide whether we have all the correct and adequate information to enable us to make a decision on a planning application. The Validation list forms two components; the national requirements, including the planning application form, the correct fee and certificates etc. and secondly, the local validation requirements known as the "local list".

The County Council has recently updated its Validation document to reflect policy and legislative changes. It was adopted as Council policy on 5 February 2014.

A copy of the list may be viewed and downloaded below.

The following documents contained within the 'Further Information' section of the Validation Guidance document, have been cancelled following the launch of the Planning Practice Guidance Suite on the 6 March 2014.

  • Circular 02/99 - Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Planning Obligations: Practice Guidance 2006, and
  • Planning for Biodiversity and Geological Conservation: A Guide to Good Practice (2006)

These documents may have been superceded by the Planning Practice Guidance Suite which can be viewed online.

Application forms

The forms below can be completed and sent to us by post or electronically (view our contact details), along with all supporting documents. If you are supplying supporting documents electronically, please send them in PDF, JPG, PNG or Microsoft Word format. We do not currently offer online payments, so payments must be posted.

Planning applications (with the exception of minerals applications) can be submitted online via the Planning Portal. Alternatively, the relevant form can be printed from the list below for accompanying a postal application.

When submitting applications relating to County Council developments under regulation 3 via the Planning Portal, please ensure that the regulation 3 tick box is selected in order to apply to the County Council Authority.  Alternatively if submitting by post, please choose the relevant application form in the list below as normal.

Subject Application Form
Guidance
Planning Permission
Application for planning permission [PDF 892KB] Guidance notes to accompany the application for planning permission [PDF 100KB]
Outline Planning Permission
Application for outline planning permission with some matters reserved [PDF 978KB]

Application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved [PDF 900KB]
Guidance notes to accompany the application for outline planning permission (some matters reserved) [PDF 100KB]

Guidance notes to accompany the application for outline planning permission (all matters reserved) [PDF 66KB]
Lawful Development Certificate
Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition [PDF 706KB]

Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development [PDF 665KB]
Guidance notes to accompany the application for a Lawful Development Certificate (Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition) [PDF 41KB]

Guidance notes to accompany the application for a Lawful Development Certificate (Proposed use or development) [PDF 25KB]
Approval of reserved matters
Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval [PDF 638KB]
Guidance notes to accompany the application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval [PDF 36KB]
Removal or variation of a condition
Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission [PDF 644KB]
Guidance notes to accompany the application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission [PDF 40KB]
Approval of details reserved by condition Application for approval of details reserved by condition [PDF 631KB]
Guidance notes to accompany the application for approval of details reserved by condition [PDF 20KB]
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.
Application for a new planning permission to replace an extant planning permission, in order to extend the time limit for implementation


Guidance notes [PDF 15KB]

Help notes [PDF 44KB]
Non-material amendments
Application for a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission [PDF 258KB]
Guidance notes [PDF 15KB]

Help notes [PDF 30KB]
Certificate Notice Under Article 11 Certificate Notice Under Article 11 of the Town & Country Planning (General Development Management Procedure) Order 2010 [PDF 24KB]
This notice must be completed and sent to any owner of the land or property involved or any agricultural tenant.
Planning Application Fees Planning Portal Planning Application Fees Calculator [PDF 68KB]
The Planning Application Fees Calculator is also available online.

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

To find out if you need planning permission for quarries, open-cast and underground mining, oil and gas wells, landfill sites, and sewerage treatment works, please contact us.

Documents relating to quarries, open-cast and underground mining, landfill sites, and oil/gas wells
Subject Documents
County matter applications Guidance notes for county matter applications [PDF 35KB]
Planning permission for minerals development Application for planning permission for minerals development [PDF 730KB]
Article 12 Ownership/agricultural certificates Article 12 Ownership/agricultural certificates [PDF 27KB]

Guidance notes for completing the certificates [PDF 53KB]
Planning Application Fees Planning Portal Planning Application Fees Calculator [PDF 68KB]
Validation of Planning Applications Guidance notes on minimum requirements to make a valid planning application [PDF 202KB]
Onshore Oil and Gas exploration and development application  Application for development relating to onshore extraction of oil and gas [PDF]
Guidance notes for onshore oil and gas [PDF]
Help text onshore oil and gas [PDF] 

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