Submit a planning application

Your planning application must include certain information for us to be able to start processing it. You can submit it online. Make sure you include everything that's required!

Submitting your application online has several advantages: we receive your application instantly, you can begin to check progress on it sooner, and you do not have to print and copy the various forms and plans. You can also pay the application fee online.

Make sure it's 'valid'

A guidance note for potential applicants to refer to when considering the submission of a planning application is here.

If an application has everything it needs, it is called a valid application. We have to send invalid applications back to be completed, which causes costs and delays. Around half of all applications we receive are invalid! If you need any help or advice on this please contact us beforehand.

As a general guide, a standard planning application requires all of the following to be valid:

  1. Payment of fees
  2. Your application form, your design and access statement if applicable, your block plan, your plans and elevations for both existing and proposed work, your location plan to scale at either 1:1250 or 1:2500 (including: a North Point; at least one and preferably two road names; at least three properties identified by name or number; minimum A4 sized). If you are submitting a paper application, you will need to submit two copies of everything.

Increase in planning application fees

In line with new government regulations, Bromsgrove District Council will be introducing a 20% increase in planning fees from Wednesday 17 January 2018.  Planning applications submitted before 17 January 2018 and assessed as being valid will not be subject to the increase. 

The government regulations will also introduce a new fee of £402 per 0.1 hectare for ‘Permission in Principle’ applications and the ability for authorities to charge for applications for planning permission following the removal of permitted development rights (through Article 4 directions or by condition).

Finally, a fee of £96 will be introduced for prior approval applications to permitted development rights that were introduced in April 2015 and April 2017.  These include the rights for the installation of solar PV equipment on non-domestic buildings, the erection of click-and-collect facilities within the land area of a shop, the temporary use of buildings or land for film-making purposes, and the provision of temporary school buildings on vacant commercial land for state funded schools.

The link to the relevant legislation is here: The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Pay your fees

  1. Via BACS electronic transfer. Use sort code 401507 and account number 91131605 and quote Fund 35 and the planning reference number
    It is important that you telephone the planning team on 01527 881770 to confirm the transaction.
  2. With a cheque for the correct amount with the first line of the site address on the reverse and a covering letter to this address
  3.  Over the telephone with us here. If no-one is available when you call, please leave a message and we'll call you back.

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