Application forms and guidance notes

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The Council works in partnership with the Planning Portal to provide a facility for the online completion of planning applications. The system allows planning applications to be completed online, for the relevant plans to be attached, the fee paid electronically and then for the whole package to be lodged without the need for document and plan printing by the applicant.

If you would like to submit your application electronically, you can apply online via the Planning Portal. The Planning Portal website provides detailed information about preparing and then submitting your application.

Application forms

Applicationformsand fees

If you are not able to submit your planning application electronically, you may download the appropriate form from the list below. In addition to the application forms, you will also find the relevant help files and validation checklists for each type of application. Please note that the Council may not be able to register your application if it is not accompanied by the items on the checklist. If you are unsure of the requirements, please call Technical Support on 01727 819347.

Please do provide us with your email address if you have one. This will enable us to contact you speedily if we need to throughout the application process. Your personal email address will not be published on the website. 

Fees for Planning Applications

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Please see our web page Fees for Planning Applications.   These fees apply from 22 November 2012 onwards. Please make cheques payable to St Albans District Council.  Please note that there is no VAT payable on fees for planning applications.

Validation checklists

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Different types and scale of application require different levels of information and supporting documentation. The Council has therefore produced a validation checklist tailored to each different type of application. The requirements specified by Local Planning Authorities comprise a national core list and additional items specified locally.

It is important that you supply all the information required or the Council will not be able to validate your application. Where an application is not accompanied by information required by the planning authority, applicants should provide a written justification with the application as to why it is not appropriate in the particular circumstances. If you have any questions regarding requirements in the validation checklist for your application, please call Technical Support on 01727 819347 between 2pm and 4pm.

Please note that the information supplied, including Planning Statements or Design and Access Statements, will be published on our website (with any signatures and personal telephone and email details redacted) as part of the Council’s planning register.  

If you include any sensitive personal data e.g. medical information or health details, details about your children, education details where a name identifies the child, details of any criminal convictions, in your statement or accompanying documents, this information WILL appear on the website.  By submitting a statement with that sensitive personal data in it, you are giving CONSENT for this information to go into the public domain.

However, if you need to supply such information in support of your application, and you wish it to remain confidential, this should be supplied in a separate document clearly marked confidential, which we can withhold from publication.

Licence to store materials on the public highway

During the construction of any development, all materials should be stored within the application site. In the event of this not being possible and you plan to store materials on the road, verge or path you will need a Licence to Store Materials on the Public Highway from Hertfordshire County Council.

Application forms and guidance

For each application type the following information can be download below:

  • Application form
  • Help file (for guidance on filling in the form)
  • Validation Checklist (for plans and additional information required by the Local Planning Authority)

Please note that Householder applications do not apply to flats or maisonettes. These will require full planning permission (form 4).

1. Householder Application for Planning Permission for works or extension to a dwelling (including applications within Conservation Areas). PLEASE NOTE: If the dwelling is a flat or maisonette, you will need form 4 Planning Permission

Application form  
Application help file

2. Householder Application for Planning Permission for works or extension to a dwelling and conservation area consent (only use where demolition of greater than 115 cubic metres is proposed in a Conservation Area)

This form is no longer in use. Please use Form 1 - Householder Application for Planning Permission.

3. Householder Application for Planning Permission for works or extension to a dwelling and listed building consent

Application form 
Application help file

5. Application for Outline Planning Permission with some matters reserved

Application form 
Application help file

6. Application for Outline Planning Permission with all matters reserved

Application form 
Application help file

7. Application for Planning Permission and conservation area consent for demolition in a conservation area

This form is no longer in use. Please use Form 4 - Application for Planning Permission.

8. Application for Planning Permission and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building

Application form 
Application help file

11. Application for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building

Application form 
Application help file

14. Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition

Application form 
Application help file

15. Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development

Application form  
Application help file

16. Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development – proposed building

Application form 
Application help file

17. Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development – proposed road

Application form 
Application help file

18. Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development – excavation/waste material

Application form 
Application help file

19. Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development – proposed fish tank (cage)

Application form 
Application help file

20. Application for prior notification of proposed development by telecommunications code system operators

Application form 
Application help file

23. Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval

Application form 
Application help file

24. Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission

Application form 
Application help list

26. Application for tree works: works to trees subject to a preservation order (TPO)and or notification of proposed works to trees in conservation areas (CA)

Application form 
Application help list

27. Application for a new planning permission to replace an extant planning permission, in order to extend the time limit for implementation

This form and application type are no longer valid and only applied to extant permissions granted on or before October 2010.

28. Application for a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission

Application form 
Application help list 

29. Notification of proposed change of use to dwelling(s)

30. Larger Home Extensions: Neighbour consultation scheme

Date of last review: 09 June 2017