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Apply for planning permission

How to make an application, what it will cost and what to submit with it.

Once you are happy with your proposal, you can make a planning application online using the  National Planning Portal website. This is the quickest and easiest way to apply, and means you won't have to print out plans or post any forms to us.

On the planning portal you can:

  • apply for planning permission
  • apply for listed building consent
  • create a site location plan (compulsory for all applications)
  • attach supporting documents (such as plans or photographs)
  • pay the application fee
  • find out more ways to apply (including downloadable forms)

Please be aware that for properties within the Peak National Park Authority, applications must be submitted to them, and you will need to contact them if you have any questions about your application. To find out if the property is within the Peak Park, take a look at our Interactive planning map.

What it will cost

You can use the Planning Portal fee calculator to help you work out what your application will cost.

In January 2018, planning fees were increased. Read further information regarding the legislation.

General information on current planning fees

What to submit with your application

The planning portal will tell you exactly what you need to submit as part of the application process. To find out exactly what may be required prior to making an application, you can download our validation guidance document.

** NOTE: We will no longer accept drawings including the words "Do Not Scale".  If necessary the words "Contractors are advised to check dimensions with the architect before setting out on site" can be included on drawings as an alternative.

Validation guidance - National and local list [531KB]

If you are a business looking for information please visit planning and building regulations for business on our website.