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.

Please note that the County Council now offers an enhanced planning service covering pre-application advice and Planning Performance Agreements, please see the pre-application webpages relating to these for more information.

If you need planning permission for housing, commercial or retail development contact the district council in which the property or site is located.

Submitting planning applications

The County Council's preferred method of receiving planning applications is electronically and should be sent to The planning application forms, which can be completed electronically, can be found at the bottom of this webpage. 

Planning applications can also be submitted via the Planning Portal at 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 £23.33, plus VAT (payable to the Portal).  This will rise to £26.83, plus VAT from 1st April 2022.

When submitting applications relating to Nottinghamshire County Council developments via the Planning Portal ensure that the Regulation 3 tick box is selected.

For waste applications submitted via the Planning Portal use the “Waste” tick box. Minerals applications cannot be submitted via the Portal so please use the County Council’s Minerals forms below for full minerals applications. Applications for variations, discharge of conditions and non-material amendments for minerals development should use the standard forms for those types of applications/submissions.

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. PDF is the recommended file format. To comply with this your attention is drawn to the Electronic Submission section of the Validation Guidance below. 

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, some plans 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 Rights of Way Committee in March 2022. 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 2022 [PDF].


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

Validation Guidance Checklist 2022 [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 need to be 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 applications submitted directly to the County Council please use one of the following options:


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

Please contact the relevant district/borough council in which 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

Notices Under Article 13 

Notices Under Article 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 - Notice 1 

Notices Under Article 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 - Notice 2 

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. 

Guidance notes

Planning Application Fees Planning Portal Planning Application Fees Calculator Guide to Planning Application Fees

Planning application forms for quarries, open-cast and underground mining, landfill operations associated with minerals workings and oil/gas wells 

Subject  Documents 
County matter applications   
Planning permission for minerals development

Application form for minerals development

Annex 1

Annex 2

Annex 3

Guidance notes for Minerals applications

Onshore Oil and Gas exploration and development application 

Application forms for development relating to onshore extraction of oil and gas

Annex 4

Guidance notes for onshore oil and gas

Help text onshore oil and gas

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