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Planning application forms

If you are not sure you need planning permission or are seeking pre-application advice, please refer to our pre-application advice page.

Application Forms

There are a number of specific application forms relating to planning permission; listed building, conservation area, demolition and advertisement consents; tree preservation and hedgerows; prior notifications and certificates of lawfulness. Please refer to the related documents section of this page to download these forms for filling out by hand.

However, rather than print and send multiple copies in the post, it is possible in most cases to submit your application online at the Planning Portal. Where this is possible you will be guided in choosing and completing the correct form as well as making sure you pay the right fee. You will be guided through the entire process and you only need to fill in one copy of the form that will be delivered to us instantly. There are various options which will allow you to submit payment, plans and other documents online or via the post, or even a mixture of the two. The Planning Portal has general guidance on how to use it.

With the exception of applicant contact details and signatures, the information provided on any application form and in supporting documents will usually be published on this website. If you have provided any other information as part of your application which falls within the definition of personal data under the Data Protection Act which you do not wish to be published on the website, please contact us.

Certificates and notices

When you are not the owner of all the land affected by a proposed development and the form requires you to complete a certificate, before making your application you must serve notice on the landowner(s). Where you cannot identify the owner of some or all of the land, you are required to place a notice in a newspaper circulating in the locality of the application site. Templates notices are available via the planning application forms in the related documents section of this page.

Where required, an ownership and agricultural holdings certificate must be completed stating the current ownership/tenancy of the land to which the application relates. These certificates are included as part of the application forms. Only one certificate can be completed. The various types are:

  • Certificate A (Sole Ownership): where the applicant is the sole owner of the land to which the application relates (the applicant is the freeholder or a sole leaseholder with seven years or more remaining on their lease, and the land is not a farm (or part of a farm) which is worked by a tenant farmer).
  • Certificate B (Owner(s) known): where the applicant is not the owner/sole owner, but knows the names and addresses of all the other owners, and/or where the land is a farm (or part of a farm) which is worked by a tenant farmer.
  • Certificate C (Not all owner(s) known): where the applicant is not the owner/sole owner, and only knows the names and addresses of some of the other owners, and/or where the land is a farm (or part of a farm) which is worked by a tenant farmer.
  • Certificate D (No owner(s) known): where the applicant is not the owner/sole owner, and does not know the names and addresses of any of the owners/tenant farmer(s).

For the Agricultural Land Declaration, the key to completing this section lies in the definition of an Agricultural Holding. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 defines it as a farm which is worked by a tenant farmer.

Planning fees

You can obtain guidance on the relevant application fee from our how to apply for planning permission page.

Contact details

You can send your completed application by email to: planning@south-derbys.gov.uk

Or post three copies to:

Planning
South Derbyshire District Council
Civic Offices
Civic Way
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE11 0AH

Related documents

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