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Christchurch Borough Council - Planning application forms

These are the application forms to be used when submitting a planning application to Christchurch Borough Council.

You can also apply online at  the Planning Portal (opens in a new window).

Changes to planning application fees 
As of 17 January 2018 the cost of submitting a planning application to authorities in England will be increased by 20%. You can find out more in this blog post from the planning portal about the fee changes. (opens in a new window). You can also  read the Town and Country planning legislation describing the changes (opens in a new window) here.

 

If you are unsure as to whether you require planning permission, we offer Pre Application Advice. General information about permitted development can be found at The Planning Portal (opens in a new window).

Download the  latest fees for planning applications (opens in a new window) in England or use the   national planning fee calculator (opens in a new window).

Certificates to Accompany Planning Applications

If you are applying using either the Householder or Planning application form then you will be need to complete an Ownership Certificate of the land (either A, B, C or D).

A notice must be completed and served to all owners of the application site (in accordance with Part 13 of the Development Management Procedure Order).

Site owners are defined as freeholders or leaseholders with at least seven years of the leasehold left unexpired.

Householder Applications

If you are submitting a householder application you need to use the Certificate for Householder Applications (pdf, 79kb) (opens in a new window), if Certificate B or C is completed.

Non-householder Applications

For all other applications the Certificate for Non Householder Applications (pdf, 116kb) (opens in a new window) is to be printed and served to owners if Certificate B or C is completed.

Where the owner is unknown the  Certificate for Non Householder applications with Unknown Owners (pdf, 115kb) (opens in a new window) is for publication in a local newspaper if Certificate C or D is completed.

A copy of the notice must also be sent with the application to the local authority.

Design and Access Statements

A Design and Access Statement is required for an application for planning permission which is for-

  • A development which is a major development
  • Where any part of the development is within a designated area (conservation area), development consisting of
    1. The provision of one or more dwelling/houses; or
    2. The provision of a building or buildings where the floor space created by the development is 100 square metres or more.

The Design and Access Statement shall;

  • Explain the design principles and concepts that have been applied to the development
  • Demonstrate the steps taken to appraise the context of the development and how the design of the development takes that context in to account
  • Explain the policy adopted as to access, and how policies relating to access in relevant local development documents have been taken in to account
  • State what, if any, consultation has been undertaken on issues relating to access to the development and what account has been taken of the outcome of any such consultation; and
  • Explaining how any specific issues which might affect access to the development have been addressed

Extant Planning Permissions

Please note that it is no longer possible to renew extant planning permissions, you will now need to apply for a new planning permission.

     
Forms

Householder Application Forms and Guidance Notes

FormsGuidance Notes
Householder Application (opens in a new window) Householder Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)
Householder Application with Conservation Area Consent (opens in a new window) Householder with Conservation Area Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)
Householder Application with Listed Building Consent (opens in a new window) Householder with Listed Building Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)

 

As of 30 May 2013 changes were made to the current Permitted Development Regulations which allow larger, single storey, household extensions.  If you intend to use these rights to build a single storey, rear extension of greater than 4m and up to 8m for a detached house and greater than 3m and up to 6m for any other type of house please use the 'Proposed Larger Home Extension' form below.

Notification of a Proposed Larger Home Extension

FormsGuidance Notes
Notification of a Proposed Larger Home Extension Form (opens in a new window) Notification of a Larger Home Extension Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)

 

Full Application Forms and Guidance Notes

FormsGuidance Notes
Application for Full Planning (opens in a new window) Full Application Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)
Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent (opens in a new window) Full Planning and Listed Building Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)
Listed Building Consent (opens in a new window) Listed Building Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)

 

Conservation Area Consents and Guidance Notes

FormsGuidance Notes
Planning Permission and Conservation Area Consent (opens in a new window) Planning Permission and Conservation Area Consent Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)

Conservation Area Consent (opens in a new window)

Conservation Area Consent Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)

 

Certificate Application Forms and Guidance Notes

FormsGuidance Notes
Certificate for EXISTING Use or Development (opens in a new window) Certificate for EXISTING Use or Development Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)
Certificate for PROPOSED Use or Development (opens in a new window) Certificate for PROPOSED Use or Development Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)
Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a Listed Building (opens in a new window)Guidance Notes not Currently Available

 

Outline and Reserved Matters Application Forms and Guidance Notes

FormsGuidance Notes
Outline Planning Permission with SOME Matters Reserved (opens in a new window) Outline Planning Permission with SOME Matters Reserved Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)
Outline Planning Permission with ALL Matters Reserved (opens in a new window) Outline Planning Permission with ALL Matters Reserved Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)
Reserved Matters (opens in a new window) Reserved Matters Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)

 

Advertisement Application Forms and Guidance Notes

Combined forms for Advertisement Consent & Listed Building Consent and Advertising Consent and Alterations to a Listed Building are not currently available.  Please use the individual forms for Consent to Display an Advertisement and Listed Building Consent.

FormsGuidance Notes
Planning Permission and Advertising Consent (opens in a new window) Planning Permission and Advertising Consent Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)
Consent to Display an Advertisement(s) (opens in a new window) Consent to Display an Advertisement(s) Guidance Note (opens in a new window)

 

Condition Variation/Removal Application Forms and Guidance Notes

FormsGuidance Notes

Removal or Variation of Condition (opens in a new window)

Removal or Variation of Condition Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)

 

Discharge of Condition Application Forms and Guidance Notes

FormsGuidance Notes
Discharge of Condition (opens in a new window) Discharge of Condition Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)

 

Non Material Amendments to Granted Applications

FormsGuidance Notes
Non Material Amendment to Planning Application (opens in a new window) Non Material Amendment to Planning Application Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)
N/A Explanatory Note (opens in a new window)

 

Prior Notification Application Forms and Guidance Notes

FormsGuidance Notes
Prior Notification of Permitted Development by Telecommunications Operators (opens in a new window) Prior Notification of Permitted Development by Telecommunications Operators Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)
Prior Notification of Proposed Demolition (opens in a new window) Prior Notification of Proposed Demolition Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)
Prior Notification of a Change of Use from B1 (Office) to C3 (Dwelling) (opens in a new window)Guidance Notes not Currently Available
Prior Notification of a Change of Use of an Agricultural Building to a Flexible Use (opens in a new window)Guidance Notes not Currently Available
Prior Approval of proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) (opens in a new window)Guidance Notes not Currently Available
Prior Approval of proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail Use (Use Class A1 or A2) or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse) (opens in a new window)Guidance Notes not Currently Available
Prior Approval of proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery (opens in a new window)Guidance Notes not Currently Available

 

Works to Protected Tree Application Forms and Guidance

FormsGuidance Notes
Work to Trees Subject to a Preservation Order or within a Conservation Area (opens in a new window) Work to Trees Subject to a Preservation Order or within a Conservation Area Guidance Notes (opens in a new window)

 

If you require any assistance with these forms, please contact us on the details below.

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