Submitting Planning Applications
A 20% increase in Planning fees has come into force on 17 January 2018. If you have submitted an application prior to that date which does not comply with all statutory requirements and those on our local validation requirements we will be unable to validate your application and thus the new fee will apply.
From 1 July 2017, we no longer accept samples of materials at the council's offices - samples should be kept on-site.
The development management process promotes timely, beneficial and sustainable development. It supports a proactive approach, encouraging pre-application engagement to provide clear advice for applicants prior to the submission of planning applications. Planning applications are assessed by the Planning section to ensure that proposed developments conform to the requirements of the Council's Adopted Development Plan Policies, as well as National Policy
Chiltern is predominantly a rural district, with a large proportion being designated as Green Belt land. The majority of the District is also within the Chilterns AONB. These national designations are important constraints to development in the district and require a careful approach to development.
Before submitting an application
Some works do not require planning permission, and information relating to these can be found on the page Do I need planning permission?.
To obtain advice relating to a proposal prior to submitting a formal planning application, you can use our pre-application/post decision advice service
Supplementary Planning Guidance
Please be aware the Council has produced Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) to provide advice and guidance on contributions for Affordable Housing, Residential Extensions and Householder Development SPD, and Sustainable Construction and Renewable Energy.
You are advised to check whether the guidance set out SPDs are relevant to your proposal before submitting your application; addressing this early on will result in fewer delays in the application process.
Making an application
Guidance is available to help you make applications. Application forms are available to download. A sample plan demonstrating the information requirements for purposes can be viewed online.
Once a decision has been made
You may have to submit details relating to conditions before any works take place on the site.
A planning application has been made
Details of all planning applications can be viewed online, and comments relating to applications can also be submitted through this system. Further information for neighbours/interested parties is also available.