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.
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 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.
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.
How decisions are made
Find out how planning decisions are made.