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Planning Application Forms

You can submit your planning applications online. This service, provided via the Planning Portal, will allow you to complete your form, attach the required drawings and pay online. View the Planning Portal website for more information.

Alternatively you can apply for planning permission by using the appropriate application form provided below. We have provided checklists and guidance notes to help you make sure your application is completed correctly. Unfortunately if an application is incomplete it will result in a delay in validating and processing your application. The planning services department will contact you should your application be incomplete.

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Getting help and submitting your form

If you need help or advice completing your application form, or you're not sure which form you need please contact Planning Services on (01293) 438512.

There is a planning duty officer available at the Town Hall on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 12pm. Please phone 01293 438512 to make an appointment.

The planning duty officer can only advise on extensions and alterations to residential dwellings and to local business premises. This service is not for new residential development, larger developments or change of use (over 100 sq m floorspace). For these enquiries please email details to Development Control and an appropriate officer will be allocated to deal with the enquiry.

Professional Services

You may wish to employ a professional planning agent to advise you and to submit the application on your behalf. The council cannot recommend agents or architects however you can view a directory of planning consultants registered with the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Guidance notes and Application Fees

Planning fees information is provided below:

For further help with fees there is a useful fee calculator tool on the Planning Portal website which will calculate a fee based on the information you enter. When you submit an application, the fee will be checked by the planning department who will confirm whether the fee is correct. Applications cannot be registered until the correct fee has been received.

Payment Methods

There are many ways to make payments to the planning department, although please note there is a 1.8% charge for all credit card transactions. Payments by debit card do not incur a charge and VAT is not payable on fees for planning applications because they can only be issued by Government.

Planning Portal

Online payment when submitting your application electronically through the Planning Portal .

Telephone Card Payment

Call 01293 438512 to make a telephone credit/debit card payment and provide your application reference number (where known) and/or site address.

Internet Banking

If you bank online you can use the internet to make payments to the council. The details to use are:

Sort Code: 08-90-25

Account Number: 61073458

You must also add the application reference number (where known) and/or site address.

In Person

You can visit the Banking Hall at the Town Hall to make payments by cash, cheque or credit/debit card. The Banking Hall is open from Monday - Friday 09:30 to 15:30 (excluding public holidays and Christmas Eve pm). The contact centre takes credit/debit card payments, but not cash. The contact centre is open from Monday - Friday 09:30 to 17:00 (excluding public holidays and Christmas Eve pm)

By Post

Send cheques and postal orders to:

The Planning Department, Crawley Borough Council, Town Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley, RH10 1UZ

Please make sure you quote the application reference number (where known) and/or site address on the reverse of the cheque or postal order. Cheques must be made payable to Crawley Borough Council.

Night Safe

Deposit cash, cheques or postal order payments inside the Night Safe situated at the side of the Town Hall building. Please write on the front of the envelope FAO The Planning Department the amount enclosed along with your name, site address, reference number (where known), and contact telephone number. The cashiers empty the Night Safe five mornings a week, Monday to Friday at 9.15 am.

National and Local List of Requirements

Local List

Following recent changes we are currently undertaking a review of the local list, which we hope to complete and be available later this year.

In addition, changes to requirements for submission of Design and Access Statements come into effect on Tuesday 25th June 2013, in summary only being required to accompany an application in the following cases;

The National List of Requirements applies to all types of application. There are also some local requirements for planning applications. On 8 December 2010, following a period of consultation, the council through delegated authority approved a review of its Local List of planning requirements, which was initially adopted on 8 October 2008. Both the national and local list requirements are detailed in the attached checklist, and there is additional specific guidance for each application type listed below.

Site Location Plans

Every planning application needs a site location plan and block plan showing the location and boundaries of the site you are planning to work on. You can use the Planning Portal's 'Buy a Plan' service to ensure that you meet our requirements, whether you are a planning professional or first-time applicant.

Please note that Crawley Borough Council will only accept Ordnance Survey maps with the correct copyright data or licence.

The Planning Portal has also prepared a Best Practice Guide on preparing the required plans.

Flood Risk Assessment

Is your development at risk of flooding? If you are unsure whether your property or proposed development is at risk of flooding, or want to identify which flood zone you can check on the Environment Agency’s Flood Map .  Flood Risk Assessments (FRA) are required when a planning application is submitted for certain types of developments and within certain flood zones. The guidance available on the link below sets out what the Environment Agency would expect to see in a FRA for different development scenarios, based on the size of the development and the location within the flood plain.

For information about what is required to be submitted as part of your planning application please consult the following website Environment Agency

For large scale developments we encourage you to undertake pre-application discussions with the Environment Agency prior to making an application. For more information please view the Environment Agency Check list .  Further information about pre-application discussion is available on the Environment Agency website.

Householder Applications

Description

Forms and Checklists

Householder application for works or extension to a dwelling

As above, with listed building consent

Householder application for works or extension to a dwelling and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area (use if the property is in a conservation area and proposal involves demolition)

Planning guidance for Residential Extensions

Prior Notification - Householder Rear Extension

From the 30th May 2013 prior approval is required to be sought for householders who wish to add a rear extension to their dwelling house, which complies under Part 1 (Schedule 2) Class A of the amended regulations in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013.

Full Planning Permission

Description

Forms and Checklists

Application for full planning permission (use this form for development involving a material change of use)

Application for full planning permission and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area

Application for full planning permission and listed building consent

Application for full planning permission and advertisement consent

Non-material Amendment & Extension of time

Description

Forms and Checklists

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

Currently this form is not available electronically but can be downloaded from the planning portal website

Application for extension of time

Currently this form is not available electronically but can be downloaded from the planning portal website

Outline Permission

Description

Forms and Checklists

Application for outline planning permission with some matters reserved

Application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved

Reserved Matters/Conditions

Description

Forms and Checklists

Approval of reserved matters following outline approval

Removal or variation of a condition following planning permission

Application for approval of details reserved by condition

Demolition in a Conservation Area (only), Listed Building Consent (only and plus Advertisement Consent)

Description

Forms and Checklists

Listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition

Listed building consent for alterations, extensions or demolition plus advertisement consent

Planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area

Lawful Development Certificates

Description

Forms and Checklists

Lawful Development Certificate for existing use, including breach of a planning condition

Lawful Development Certificate for proposed use or development

Lawful Development Certificate for Proposed Works to a Listed Building

Advertisement Consent

Description

Forms and Checklists

Application for consent to display an advertisement(s)

Prior Notification

Description

Forms and Checklists

Prior notification or permitted development by telecommunications code systems operators

Application for prior notification of proposed demolition .

From 31st March 2011 prior approval is now also required for the demolition of a listed building, a building in a conservation area, a building which is a scheduled ancient monument, or a building that is not a dwelling house or adjoining a dwelling house unless demolition is covered under another application (planning, listed building consent or conservation area consent). (Previously only required for residential buildings).

Householder Rear Extension - Class A

From the 30th May 2013 prior approval is required to be sought for householders who wish to add a rear extension to their dwelling house, which complies under Part 1 (Schedule 2) Class A of the amended regulations in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013.

Office to Residential - Class J

From the 30th May 2013 prior approval is required to be sought for Class J development, which complies under Part 1 (Schedule 2) Class J of the amended regulations in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013.

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)

Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use to State Funded School

Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure

Works to Trees

Description

Forms and Checklists

Works to trees subject to TPO or in a conservation area

Enquire whether a tree or trees are protected by a TPO or within a Conservation Area (refer also to our Works to Trees web page )

Other

Description

Forms and Checklists

Application for hedgerow removal notice

Notices

Description

Forms and Checklists

Notice (householder) to be served on owners(s) if certificate B or C is completed:

To be published in a newspaper or served on the owner or tenant of the land in respect to a householder application.

Notice (Certificate B or C) – Householder Development

Notice 1 (non householder) to be served on owners(s) if certificate B or C is completed.

to be served on the owner or tenant of the land in respect to applications other than householder applications

Notice (Certificate B or C) – other than Householder Development

Notice 2 (non householder) to be published in a newspaper if certificate C or D is completed: To be published in a newspaper in respect to applications other than householder applications.

Notice 2 (Certificate C or D) - other than Householder Development

Notice under article 65

Notice under article 65

Notice under article 11

(Listed Buildings/Conservation Areas). To be published in a newspaper or served on the owner or tenant of the land

Notice under article 11

Non – Material Amendment Notice under article 9

To be used to notify anyone who owns the land or where the land compromises an agricultural holding, the tenant of that holding

Notice under article 9

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Town Hall,
The Boulevard,
Crawley,
West Sussex, RH10 1UZ

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