Why must clear plans be submitted?
All applications must be accompanied by plans that clearly illustrate what the application is being made for.
All applications must be available for third-party inspection and if your application is not accompanied by sufficient plans of a good enough quality then the application cannot be validated. For this reason we strongly advise all applications to be made with the help of a planning professional such as an architect.
Please note that, for copyright reasons, we cannot accept unauthorised copies of plans submitted with a previous application.
What plans and documents should be submitted with this application?
The requirements for what should be submitted with a planning application are set by the Government at national level (set out in the Development Management Procedure Order) and also by the Local Planning Authority. The plans and documents required for each application type (both at Government and Local level) are listed on the Local List page.