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 email@example.com. 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 www.planningportal.gov.uk. 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).
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.
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 Licensing Committee in January 2020. This forms the basis on which the Council will validate all future incoming planning applications. This may be viewed below;
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.
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:
- online payment (this is the preferred method of payment), please go to www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/planning-applications/pay-a-planning-fee
- over the telephone by calling the Planning Support Officer on 0115 993 2584 or other officers who can take your payment on 0115 977 3730 or 0115 977 4748
- by cheque payable to 'Nottinghamshire County Council'. All envelopes containing cheques should be marked 'private and confidential' and marked for the attention of Rebecca Kirkland (Planning Support Officer).
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation Council Offices are currently closed so paying by cheque is likely to lead to a delay in processing your planning application and should therefore only be used as a last resort.
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 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|
|Lawful Development Certificate|
|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|
|Non-material amendments||a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission|
|Notices Under Article 13||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 application forms for quarries, open-cast and underground mining, landfill operations associated with minerals workings and oil/gas wells
|County matter applications|
|Planning permission for minerals development|
|Onshore Oil and Gas exploration and development application|