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Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development.
Town and Country Planning Act 1990: Section 192, as amended by section 10 of
the Planning and Compensation act 1991.
Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order
2015
1. Applicant Name and Address
Title: First name:
Last name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Town:
Address 3:
County:
Country:
Postcode:
Company
(optional):
House
number:
House
name:
House
suffix:
Unit:
2. Agent Name and Address
Title:
House
name:
House
suffix:
House
number:
Unit:
Company
(optional):
First name:
Last name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Town:
Address 3:
County:
Country:
Postcode:
If you would rather make this application online, you can do so on our website:
https://www.planningportal.co.uk/apply
Local Planning Authority details:
Upon receipt of this form and any supporting information, it is the responsibility of the Local Planning Authority to inform you of its
obligations in regards to the processing of your application. Please refer to its website for further information on any legal, regulatory and
commercial requirements relating to information security and data protection of the information you have provided.
Please be aware that once you have downloaded this form, Planning Portal will have no access to the form or the data you enter into it. Any
subsequent use of this form is solely at your discretion, including the choice to complete and submit it to the Local Planning Authority in
agreement with the declaration section.
Privacy Notice
This form is provided by Planning Portal and based on the requirements provided by Government for the sole purpose of submitting
information to the Local Planning Authority in accordance with the legislation detailed on this form and 'The Town and Country Planning
(Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended).
It is important that you read the accompanying guidance notes and help text as incorrect completion will delay the processing of your
application.
If printed, please complete using block capitals and black ink.
Please ensure that the information you submit is accurate and correct and does not include personal or sensitive information. If you require
any further clarification, please contact the Local Planning Authority directly.
Publication of applications on planning authority websites
Information provided on this form and in supporting documents may be published on the authority's planning register and
website.
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3. Site Address Details
Please provide the full postal address of the application site.
House
name:
House
suffix:
House
number:
Unit:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Town:
Address 3:
County:
Postcode
(optional):
Easting: Northing:
Description of location or a grid reference.
(must be completed if postcode is not known):
Description:
4. Pre-application Advice
Has assistance or prior advice been sought from the local
authority about this application?
NoYes
If Yes, please complete the following information about the advice
you were given. (This will help the authority to deal with this
application more efficiently).
Please tick if the full contact details are not
known, and then complete as much as possible:
Officer name:
Reference:
Date DD/MM/YYYY:
(must be pre-application submission)
Details of pre-application advice received?
5. Lawful Development Certificate - Interest In Land
Please state the applicant's interest in the land?
Owner: Lessee: Occupier:
Yes No Yes
No Yes No
If Yes to Lessee or Occupier please give details of the owner and state whether they have been informed in writing of this application:
Name
Address
Have they been informed
in writing of the application
Yes No
if No to all the above, pleases give name and addresses of anyone you know who has an interest in the land:
Name Address
Nature of
interest
in the land
Have they been
informed of the
application?
Yes No
if they have not been informed of the
application please explain why not
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6. Authority Employee / Member
It is an important principle of decision-making that the process is open and transparent. For the purposes of this question, "related to"
means related, by birth or otherwise, closely enough that a fair-minded and informed observer, having considered the facts, would
conclude that there was bias on the part of the decision-maker in the local planning authority.
Yes
No
If Yes, please provide details of their name, role and how you are related to them.
Do any of the following statements apply to you and/or agent? With respect to the authority, I am:
(a) a member of staff
(b) an elected member
(c) related to a member of staff
(d) related to an elected member
7. Grounds For Application
Information About The Existing Use(s)
Please explain why you consider the existing or last use of the land
is lawful, or why you consider that any existing buildings, which it
is proposed to alter, or extend are lawful
Please list the supporting documentary evidence (such as a
planning permission) which accompanies this application:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
If you consider the existing, or last use is within a 'Use Class' in the
Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as
amended), state which one:
Information About The Proposed Use(s)
If you consider the proposed use is within a 'Use Class' in the Town
and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended), state
which one:
Is the proposed operation or use:
Temporary Permanent
If temporary please give details:
Please state why you consider that a Lawful Development
Certificate should be granted for this proposal:
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8. Description Of Proposal
Does the proposal consist of, or include:
a) The carrying out of building or other operations?
Yes No
If Yes to a, please give detailed description of all such operations (includes the need to describe any proposal to alter or create a new
access, layout any new street, construct any associated hard-standings, means of enclosure or means of draining the land/buildings) and
indicate on your plans (in the case of a proposed building the plan should indicate the precise siting and exact dimensions):
b) Change of use of the land or building(s)?
Yes No
If Yes to b, please give a full description of the scale and nature of the proposed use, including the processes to be carried out, any
machinery to be installed and the hours the proposed use will be carried out:
If Yes to b, please describe fully the existing or the last known use, with the date this use ceased:
Has the proposal been started?
Yes No
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9. Planning Application Requirements - Checklist
Please read the following checklist to make sure you have sent all the information in support of your proposal. Failure to submit all
information required will result in your application being deemed invalid. It will not be considered valid until all information required by
the Local Planning Authority (LPA) has been submitted.
The burden or proof in a Lawful Development Certificate is firmly with the applicant and therefore sufficient and precise information
should be provided.
The original and 3 copies* of a
completed dated application form:
The original and 3 copies* of such evidence
verifying the information included in
the application as you can provide:
The correct fee:
The original and 3 copies* of a plan which identifies the
land to which the application relates drawn to an
identified scale and showing the direction of North:
*National legislation specifies that the applicant must provide the original plus three copies of the form and supporting documents (a
total of four copies), unless the application is submitted electronically or, the LPA indicate that a smaller number of copies is required.
LPAs may also accept supporting documents in electronic format by post (for example, on a CD, DVD or USB memory stick).
You can check your LPA's website for information or contact their planning department to discuss these options.
10. Declaration
I/we hereby apply for a Lawful Development Certificate as described in this form and the accompanying plans/drawings and additional
information. I/we confirm that, to the best of my/our knowledge, any facts stated are true and accurate and any opinions given are the
genuine opinions of the person(s) giving them.
WARNING:
The amended section 194 of the 1990 Act provides that it is an offence to furnish false or misleading information or to withhold material
information with intent to deceive. Section 193(7) enables the authority to revoke, at any time, a certificate they may have been issued as a
result of such false or misleading information.
Or signed - AgentSigned - Applicant
Date (DD/MM/YYYY):
(date cannot be pre-application submission)
11. Applicant Contact Details
Telephone numbers
Country code:
National number:
Extension
number:
Country code:
Mobile number (optional):
Country code:
Fax number (optional):
Email address (optional):
12. Agent Contact Details
Telephone numbers
Country code:
National number:
Extension
number:
Country code:
Mobile number (optional):
Country code:
Fax number (optional):
Email address (optional):
13. Site Visit
Can the site be seen from a public road, public footpath, bridleway or other public land?
No
Yes
If the planning authority needs to make an appointment to carry
out a site visit, whom should they contact? (Please select only one)
Other (if different from the
agent/applicant's details)
ApplicantAgent
If Other has been selected, please provide:
Contact name: Telephone number:
Email address:
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