Planning application and notification forms

We receive nearly 70% of planning applications online and we recommend that you make your application this way via the Planning Portal.  Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, upload supporting documents and pay fees online. 

The benefits of applying online include:

  • immediate delivery and acknowledgement
  • savings on postage and printing costs
  • online help function when completing applications
  • online record of your completed applications
  • creation of site location plans

Apply online

Planning application forms

If you do not know which type of application you want to make, further information is available from the Planning Portal or in the guidance notes in the table below.

Please ensure that you provide all the necessary information (as listed in the relevant validation checklist) with your application. Additional guidance notes are also provided for some application types to help you in completing your application form. 

In most cases you will have to pay a fee when you apply for planning permission. Application fees are set by the government and are the same for all councils across the country. For information about how much to pay, please see

To apply for Planning permission online please visit the Planning Portal website:

 Application typeForms

1.  Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling

householder application guidance

validation checklist 1

application form


2.  Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and relevant demolition of an unlisted building in conservation area consent

householder application guidance

validation checklist 2

application form


3.  Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and listed building consent

householder application guidance
LBC guidance

validation checklist 3

application form


4.  Application for planning permission (FULL)

planning application guidance

validation checklist 4

application form


5.  Application for outline planning permission with some matters reserved

outline application guidance

validation checklist 5

application form


6.  Application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved

outline application guidance

validation checklist 6

application form


7.  Application for planning permission and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area

planning application guidance

validation checklist 7

application form


8.  Application for planning permission and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building

planning application guidance
LBC guidance

validation checklist 8

application form


9.  Application for planning permission and consent to display an advertisement(s)

advert consent guidance
planning application guidance

validation checklist 9

application form


10. Application for planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area

validation checklist 10

application form


11.  Application for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building

LBC guidance

validation checklist 11

application form


12.  Application for consent to display an advertisement(s)

advert consent guidance

validation checklist 12

application form


13.  Application for consent to display an advertisement and listed building consent

advert consent guidance
LBC guidance
validation checklist 13

14.  Application for a lawful development certificate for an existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition

lawful development guidance 

validation checklist 14

application form


15.  Application for a lawful development certificate for a proposed use or development (See form 40 for listed building version)

lawful development guidance

validation checklist 15

application form


16.  Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - proposed building

prior notification guidance

validation checklist 16

application form


17.  Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - proposed road

prior notification guidance

validation checklist 17

application form


18.  Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - excavation / waste material

prior notification guidance

validation checklist 18

application form


19.  Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed fish tank (cage)

prior notification guidance

validation checklist 19

application form


20.  Application for prior notification of proposed development by telecommunications code systems operators

prior notification guidance

validation checklist 20

application form


21.  Application for hedgerow removal notice

hedgerow notification guidance

validation checklist 21

application form


22.  Application for prior notification of proposed demolition

prior notification guidance

validation checklist 22

application form

 
23.  Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval

condition application guidance

validation checklist 23

application form


25.  Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission

condition application guidance

validation checklist 25

application form


27.  Application for approval of details reserved by condition

condition application guidance

validation checklist 27

application form


31.  Application for tree works: works to trees subject to a tree preservation order (TPO) and / or notification of proposed works to trees in conservation area

tree works guidance
additional information on trees in conservation areas and TPOs

validation checklist 31

application form

34.  Application for a non-material amendment to an existing planning permission

guidance note

validation checklist 34

application form

35.  Prior notification for domestic/householder extension

guidance note
validation checklist included in application form

36.  Prior approval notification  for change of use -
office to residential (temporary until 30th May 2016)
validation checklist included in application form

38.  Prior approval notification under Class M for change of use -
agricultural to commercial (flexible use)
validation checklist included in application form

39.  Application for the modification or discharge of a planning obligation
no  validation checklist

40.  Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building
no validation checklist

41.  Prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwellinghouse  (use class C3), and for associated operational development
no validation checklist

42.  Prior approval of proposed change of use of a building from a retail (use class A1 or A2) use or mixed retail and residential use to a use falling with use class C3 (dwellinghouse) , and for associated development.
no validation checklist

 43.  Prior approval of proposed change of use to state-funded school or registered nursery.
no validation checklist

 44.  Prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a state-funded school or registered nursery
no validation checklist

45. Prior approval of a proposed change of use from storage or distribution buildings (BB) and any land within its curtliage to residential
no validation checklist

46. Prior approval of a proposed change of use from amusement arcades/centres and casinos (sui generis uses) and any land within its curtilage to residential (C3)
no validation checklist

47. Prior approval of a proposed change of use from shops, financial and professional services, betting offices, pay day loan shops and casinos (sui generis uses) to restaurants and cafes.
no validation checklist

48. Prior approval of a proposed change of use from shops, financial and professional services, betting offices, pay day loan shops (sui generis uses) to assembly and leisure uses
no validation checklist

49. Prior approval for the temporary use of buildings or land for the purpose of commercial film-making and the assocated temporary structures, works, plant or machinery required in connection with that use.
no validation checklist

50. Prior approval for the installation, alteration or replaement of other solar photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the roofs of non-domestic buildings, up to a capacity of 1 Megawatt
no validation checklist

Paper applications forms

Alternatively, download a paper application form from the Planning Portal and then send your completed form and fee to the address below.

Personal information

We will remove your contact details (telephone numbers and email addresses), but please note that all other information you provide on the application form and in any accompanying documents may be published on the Council’s website.

To avoid publication of personal details, or any other information that falls within the definition of personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998, do not include them in documents supporting your application.

If you need further clarification please contact our Planning team.

Cotswold District Council
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Cirencester
Gloucestershire
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