Find out about the national and local information requirements that must be submitted for different types of planning application in Torbay.
We recommend that you seek the services of a professional architect if you are applying for planning permission. If you are not employing an architect, please follow the advice below to ensure that your application is correct.
The national requirements for the submission of planning applications are set out in the Development Management Procedure Order. This states that in order for a planning application to be valid the following must be submitted:
Accompanied by following plans/documents:
As well as the national requirements, we have our own requirements reflecting the character and the nature of Torbay. We need to achieve high quality development in such a unique place.
We will not always need the documents and plans listed. It will depend on the specific circumstances of the development. We provide information in the tables describing when you should include each document or plan in the submission. We do however, encourage applicants to carry out a pre-application enquiry. This is to confirm the content of the application.
Download the Local Validation list 2023
Download the application for a certificate of lawfulness of proposed works to a listed building checklistc
Download the application for approval of details reserved by condition checklist
Download the application for a lawful development certificate for an existing use or operation or a proposed use or operation checklist
Download the application for approval of reserved matters validation checklist
Download the application for consent to display an advertisement checklist
Download the application for hedgerow removal notice checklist
Download the application for non material amendment following a grant of planning permission checklist
Download the application for planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area checklist
Download the application for removal or variation of a condition following a grant of planning permission checklist
Download the application for tree works checklist
Download the application to modify or discharge a planning obligation agreed under S106 of the town and country planning Act checklist
Download the householder application checklist
Download the listed building consent application validation checklist
Download the outline or full major application validation checklist
Download the outline or full minor application validation checklist
Download the planning application for development relating to the onshore extraction of oil and gas checklist