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Submit a planning application - Christchurch

A step by step guide to making a planning application in Christchurch, including advice on permitted development.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a locally set charge on development that local authorities can choose to introduce on new developments in their area. Find out more about CIL.

Permitted development - do I need planning permission?

Certain work can be carried out without planning permission, find out more about permitted development in Christchurch.

Pre-application advice

We encourage you to seek advice before submitting a formal planning application. This service is offered for all types of development proposals. Find out more about pre-application advice in Christchurch.

Submit a planning application

We support and promote the submission of planning applications online. The planning portal also provides general information and guidance on the planning process.

Other methods of applying

Download a paper application

The Validation Checklist provides guidance on the relevant plans, documents and reports required to make your application valid and ensure delays are minimised. You can also view the Adoption Statement.

Location and block plans are a requirement for all planning applications, these are available from the planning portal.

Neighbourhood Plans Funding

A Government fund has been allocated to support the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. Applications by eligible groups can be made for grant funding up to £9,000 and technical support. An additional £8,000 can be applied for in certain circumstances which include when allocating sites for housing or the inclusion of site specific design codes. The fund opens for bids on 3 April 2018.

Find out more details of the Neighbourhood Plans funding scheme.

Planning Performance Agreement

A Planning Performance Agreement is a mechanism which can be entered into in advance of a planning application being submitted. Find out more about Planning Performance Agreement Statements.

Agreement to Extend the Time Period for Deciding a Planning Application

The Agreement to extend the time for decision Statement sets out the Partnerships approach to seeking agreements to extend the time period for determining an application.

Amending a Planning Application

Find out more about amending your planning application.

Guidance on commenting on a planning application

Find out more in our guidance for making a comment.

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