When making a planning application, it is important to:
- check if you need planning permission
- provide a fully completed set of forms
- include all relevant supporting plans and documentation
- check the correct planning fee
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Important: Recreational Access Mitigation Strategy tariff
As of 31 April 2023, the council will be applying a Recreational Access Mitigation Strategy (RAMS) tariff of £210.84 (RPI linked) per dwelling to permissions for development resulting in a net increase in residential units, including dwellings, student accommodation, care homes and hotels. The payment will be payable upon commencement of development and will be secured by a legal agreement in the form of a Unilateral Undertaking under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act submitted with the application. Read more about the RAMS tariff
We encourage you to submit your application online through the government's planning website where you can create a site location plan, add attachments, calculate the fee (where required) and pay via a secure link to the council's online payments webpage.
Apply by post
If you cannot submit your application online you can download the application forms and send them to us.