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Purbeck District Council - Planning application forms

On this page you will find the application forms to use when applying for planning permission, along with guidelines for completing the forms and the requirements for submission, plus notices for informing other people or organisations that have a freehold or leasehold interest in the application site.

Application forms

The forms contained in the tables below are designed for specific types of application and a brief description is included to help you choose the correct form for the type of development you are proposing.  If you have any problems deciding which form you need to use or have any other questions, please contact Development Management Technical Support.

Purbeck District Council requires the submission of the following number of application forms, associated documentation and plans:

  • combined applications for Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent - Three copies

  • all other applications not listed below - Two copies

  • Certificate of Lawfulness, Existing, Proposed & Listed Building; Non-material Amendment - One copy

  • all prior notifications, pre-application advice requests and informal permitted development enquiries - One copy

Electronic submission via the Planning Portal

Applications can also be submitted electronically using Planning Portal online applications (opens in a new window).  Facilities to pay the application fee at the time of submission are available with this service.  

Pre-submission help

Members of the Development Management Technical Support Team can provide help and guidance to you before you submit your planning application. This can take the form of help with filling out an application form, advice as to what documents and plans you will need to submit or a pre-submission check on a complete application to ensure it meets our validation criteria. This does not apply to applications submitted via the Planning Portal or enquiries as to what form to use for a planning application. There is a charge for this service that applies to each visit for guidance, as follows:

  • all applications - £40 - hourly rate

 For further details, contact Development Management Technical Support

Certificate of ownership and agricultural declaration

The certificates of ownership and agricultural declaration have been combined and only one signature and date is required on the relevant certificate.  Notice still needs to be served on anybody with an interest in the land and if an agricultural tenant is present, the details need to be submitted in Certificate B.

Location and block plans for your application

All planning applications, except non and minor material amendments, will require location and block plans that are normally to a scale of 1:1250 and 1:500, respectively.  It is important that the correct plans are submitted for validation purposes and that the license is valid and not out of date.  Plans can be deemed invalid if the license is out of date, they breach copyright, do not contain a North point or have been downloaded from a previous application for the same location or area.  Plans can be obtained online from a variety of Ordnance Survey registered suppliers, which can be found by using an internet browser search engine.  Alternatively,  the Planning Portal Buy a Plan (opens in a new window) web page has links to a selection of suppliers.

Design and access statement

Some planning applications and all listed building applications when submitted to the local planning authority, must be accompanied by a design and access statement.  In the absence of a satisfactory statement, the application will not be valid and registration will be delayed until a statement has been submitted.

A statement will be required for major development applications and where the proposal is in a designated area, either Conservation Area or the World Heritage Site (Jurassic Coast), for the erection of new residential dwellings or the creation of 100 square metres of additional floorspace, including householder extensions.  Please note, the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is not classed as a designated area for the purpose of design and access statements.

Local requirements and guidance

Please read the specified 'local requirements'  and 'guidance' documents that can be viewed to the right of the Application Forms in the Tables below.

Community Infrastructure Levy

If your application involves the development of new floor area, it could be liable for a financial contribution to the Community Infrastructure Levy.  Please see the Community Infrastructure Levy page for further details.

Application fees

Find out what your application will cost

Other freehold or leasehold interest in the application site

If there are other people or organisations that have a Freehold or Leasehold interest in the application site, you will need to inform them of your development proposals.  The following forms can be used for this purpose:

Fair Processing Notice

Purbeck District Council will use your personal information to provide you with the service which you or someone acting on your behalf has asked us to provide. We will also use your personal details for purposes of crime prevention and crime detection and will, if asked, share it with other public bodies for that purpose.  The full statement about how we will use your personal details can be seen at Looking after your personal data - Purbeck District Council's commitment to you.

Householder Forms

What am I Applying For?Application FormsRequirementsGuidance

Any works to a house or within the garden boundary (This does not apply to flats, mobile homes or caravans)

Householder Application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Householder Application July 2015 (pdf, 38kb) (opens in a new window) Householder Application for works or extension to a dwelling (opens in a new window)

Any works to a house or within the garden boundary, plus works to a listed building

(This does not apply to flats, mobile homes or caravans)

Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building (opens in a new window)

National & Local Requirements Householder Application & Listed Building Consent Combined July 2015 (pdf, 66kb) (opens in a new window)

Householder application for works or extension to a dwelling and consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building (opens in a new window)
Works to a listed building only Application for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Listed Building Consent July 2015 (pdf, 60kb) (opens in a new window) Application for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition (opens in a new window)
Certificate of lawfulness for proposed works to a Listed Building Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a Listed Building (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Certificate of Lawfulness Proposed to a Listed Building July 2015 (pdf, 29kb) (opens in a new window)

Guidance Notes (pdf, 27kb) (opens in a new window)

Help Guide (pdf, 31kb) (opens in a new window)

Full Application Forms

What am I Applying For?Application FormsRequirementsGuidance
If your development involves the creation of additional floor area and liable to the Community Infrastructure Levy this application form must be submitted with your application.  Failure to submit will delay validation and registration. Development may be CIL Liable Planning Application Additional Information Requirement form (opens in a new window)No requirement documents available - see Guidance Document Guidance Document (opens in a new window)

Erect new houses or flats, change of Use, commercial enterprise, e.g. Office, Camp Site, Industrial Unit, Memorial Bench, Telecoms. Any applications relating to flats, mobile homes or caravans. Planning permission for demolition in a Conservation Area

Application for planning permission (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Full Planning Application July 2015 (pdf, 416kb) (opens in a new window) Application for planning permission (opens in a new window)
Change of Use, commercial enterprise,   e.g. Office, Camp Site, Industrial Unit, Memorial Bench, Telecoms. Any applications relating to flats, mobile homes or caravans. Planning permission for demolition in a Conservation Area, plus works to a listed building Application for planning permission and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building; (opens in a new window)

National and Local Requirements Full Planning Application July 2015 (pdf, 416kb) (opens in a new window)

Application for planning permission and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition (opens in a new window)
Works to a listed building only Application for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Listed Building Consent July 2015 (pdf, 60kb) (opens in a new window) Application for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition (opens in a new window)
Certificate of lawfulness for proposed works to a Listed Building Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a Listed Building (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirement Certificate of Lawfulness Proposed to a Listed Building July 2015 (pdf, 29kb) (opens in a new window)

Guidance Notes (pdf, 27kb) (opens in a new window)

Help Guide (pdf, 31kb) (opens in a new window)

Change of Use, works to a building that is not a dwelling and advertisement consent Application for planning permission and consent to display an advertisement(s) (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Full Planning Application July 2015 (pdf, 416kb) (opens in a new window) Application for planning permission and consent to display an advertisement(s) (opens in a new window)

Outline Application Forms

What am I Applying For?Application FormsRequirementsGuidance
Outline permission with some matters reserved Application for outline planning permission with some matters reserved (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Outline Application with Some Matters Reserved July 2015 (pdf, 120kb) (opens in a new window) Application for outline planning permission with some matters reserved (opens in a new window)
Outline permission with all matters reserved Application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Outline Application with All Matters Reserved July 2015 (pdf, 120kb) (opens in a new window) Application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved (opens in a new window)
Approval of reserved matters following outline permission Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Reserved Matters Application July 2015 (pdf, 107kb) (opens in a new window) Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval (opens in a new window)

Advertisement Application Forms

What am I Applying For?Application FormsRequirementsGuidance
To display an outdoor advertisement and sign, e.g. posters, fascia and projecting signs, pole signs, models and devices, captive balloon and flag advertisements. Application for consent to display an advertisement(s) (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Advertisement Consent July 2015 (pdf, 150kb) (opens in a new window) Application for consent to display an advertisement(s) (opens in a new window)

Lawful Development Certificates

What am I Applying For?Application FormsRequirementsGuidance
To certify that there has been an existing use in place Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Certificate of Lawfulness Existing July 2015 (pdf, 96kb) (opens in a new window) Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing use (opens in a new window)
To certify that planning permission is not required Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Certificate of Lawfulness Proposed July 2015 (pdf, 96kb) (opens in a new window) Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use (opens in a new window)
Certificate of lawfulness for proposed works to a Listed Building Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a Listed Building (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Certificate of Lawfulness Proposed to a Listed Building July 2015 (pdf, 29kb) (opens in a new window)

Guidance Notes (pdf, 27kb) (opens in a new window)

Help Guide (pdf, 31kb) (opens in a new window)

Miscellaneous Application Forms

What am I Applying For?Application FormsRequirementsGuidance

Removal or variation of a condition attached to a planning permission.

Use for Minor Material Amendment.

Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Removal or Variation of a Condition July 2015 (pdf, 151kb) (opens in a new window) Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission (opens in a new window)
The discharge of conditions on a planning approval Application for approval of details reserved by condition Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Discharge of Conditions July 2015 (pdf, 142kb) (opens in a new window) Application for approval of details reserved by condition (opens in a new window)
To extend the time limit of an existing planning permission Application for a new planning permission to replace an extant planning permission, in order to extend the time limit for implementation. (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Extension of Time July 2015 (pdf, 249kb) (opens in a new window) Application for a new planning permission, listed building and/or conservation area consents to replace an extant planning permission, in order to extend the time limit for implementation. (opens in a new window)
To make a non-material amendment to a planning permission Application for non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission. (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Non Material Amendment July 2015 (pdf, 88kb) (opens in a new window) Application for non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission. (opens in a new window)
Removal of a hedgerow Application for Hedgerow Removal Notice (opens in a new window)No requirement documents available - National Requirements Apply as stated on Application Form Application for Hedgerow Removal Notice (opens in a new window)
Works to trees subject to Preservation Order or located in a Conservation Area Application for tree works: Works to Trees Subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and/or Notification of Proposed Works to Trees in Conservation Areas (CA) (opens in a new window)No requirement documents available - National Requirements Apply as stated on Application Form Works to Trees Subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and/or Notification of Proposed Works to Trees in Conservation Areas (opens in a new window)

Prior Notification Forms

What am I Applying For?Application FormsRequirementsGuidance
Notification for agreement under agricultural and forestry permitted development rights Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed building (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Prior Notification Agriculture July 2015 (pdf, 166kb) (opens in a new window) Prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed building (opens in a new window)
Notification for agreement under agricultural and forestry permitted development rights Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed road (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Prior Notification Agriculture July 2015 (pdf, 166kb) (opens in a new window) Prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed road (opens in a new window)
Notification for agreement under agricultural and forestry permitted development rights Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – excavation/waste material (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Prior Notification Agriculture July 2015 (pdf, 166kb) (opens in a new window) Prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – excavation/waste material (opens in a new window)
Notification for agreement under agricultural and forestry permitted development rights Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed fish tank (cage) (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Prior Notification Agriculture July 2015 (pdf, 166kb) (opens in a new window) Prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed fish tank (cage) (opens in a new window)
Notification for agreement under Telecommunications code system operators permitted development rights Application form for prior notification of proposed development in respect of permitted development by telecommunications code systems operators (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Prior Notification Telecommunications July 2015 (pdf, 96kb) (opens in a new window) Prior notification of proposed development in respect of permitted development by telecommunications code systems operators (opens in a new window)
Notification of demolition not in a Conservation Area Application for prior notification of proposed demolition (opens in a new window) National and Local Requirements Prior Notification Demolition July 2015 (pdf, 101kb) (opens in a new window) Prior notification of proposed demolition (opens in a new window)
Notification of a proposed larger home extension Notification of proposed larger home extension (pdf, 456kb) (opens in a new window) Guidance notes for larger home extensions (pdf, 28kb) (opens in a new window)No guidance documents available
Notification of a change of use from offices (Class B1(a)) to residential (Class C3) Notification of a change of use of offices to residential (pdf, 224kb) (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available
Notification of a change of use of agricultural buildings to a flexible use within shops, financial & professional services, restaurants & cafes, business, storage or distribution, hotels or assembly or leisure Notification of a change of use of agricultural buildings (pdf, 226kb) (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available
Notification of a change of use to state-funded school Notification of a change of use to state-funded school (pdf, 223kb) (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available
Notification of a change of use of agricultural buildings to a state-funded school or registered nursery Notification of a change of use of agricultural buildings to a state-funded school or registered nursery (pdf, 244kb) (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available
Notification of a change of use of agricultural buildings to residential (Class C3) and for associated operational development Notification of a change of use of agricultural buildings to residential (pdf, 247kb) (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available
Notification of a change of use of a retail use (Class A1 or A2) or a mixed retail and residential use to residential (Class C3) and for associated operational development Notification of a change of use of shops to residential (pdf, 236kb) (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available
Notification of a change of use from storage/distribution (Class B8) to residential (Class C3) Prior Notification Storage B8 to Dwellinghouse C3 (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available
Notification of a change of use from amusement arcades/centres and casinos (Sui Generis) to residential (Class C3) Prior Notification Amusement Arcade Casinos Sui Generis to Dwellinghouses C3 (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available
Notification of a change of use from shops (Class A1), financial & professional services (Class A2), betting offices, pay day loan shops and casinos (Sui Generis) to restaurants and cafes (Class A3) Prior Notification A1, A2, Sui Generis to Restaurants Cafes A3 (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available
Notification of a change of use from shops (Class A1), financial & professional services (Class A2), betting offices, pay day loan shops (Sui Generis) to assembly & leisure uses (Class D2) Prior Notification A1, A2, Sui Generis to Assembly & Leisure D2 (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available
Notification for the erection or construction of a collection facility within the curtilage of a shop Prior Notification Collection Facility within Shop Curtilage (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available
Notification for the temporary use of buildings or land for commercial film making including associated structures, works, plant or machinery required in connection with that use Prior Notification Temporary Use for Commercial Film Making (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available
Notification for the installation, alteration or replacement of solar photovoltaic equipment on the roofs of non-domestic buildings up to  a capacity of 1 Megawatt Prior Notification Solar Panels on Roofs of Non-domestic Buildings 1mW Capacity (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available

Purbeck DC Non-Statutory Application Forms

What am I Applying For?Application FormsRequirementsGuidance

Pre-application advice

Pre-application Advice Form April 2016 (word, 117kb) (opens in a new window)No requirement documents available Pre-application planning advice - Guidance for Customers (pdf, 155kb) (opens in a new window)
Informal Permitted Development Enquiry Informal Permitted Development Enquiry form Oct 2017 (pdf, 179kb) (opens in a new window)No requirement documents availableNo guidance documents available


If you require any further information, please contact Development Management Technical Support

Complaining to the council

The council aims to give the best possible service to its customers in a helpful, courteous and efficient manner. If you think the council has not given the matter proper attention or you feel it has been mishandled, there is a formal complaints procedure that is both confidential and impartial to help resolve issues. 

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