Making an application
Planning application forms
The government has created a set of planning application forms known as '1APP' that can be submitted to any local planning authority within the country.
Please make sure that you have checked our comprehensive validation check sheets below when submitting your application. If you do not send all the information we need then your application will be deemed invalid.
The different types of forms are laid out in the table below:
The following documents will help you check whether your planning application is valid:
In support of the 1APP forms the government has introduced new information requirements for the registration and validation of planning applications. This is in the form of:
- a national statutory list which applies in all cases
- a local validation (requirements) checklist that has been defined by the local planning authority and varies according to the type of application and the scale of development proposed
Details can be found in our Validation checklist (PDF/605KB/48 pages)
We try to validate all applications within five working days.
If an application is invalid a letter is sent to the applicant or agent which sets out the additional information required.
Guidance on the additional information that may be required to supplement a planning application including appraisals, assessments, statements and surveys.
Each planning application must include a completed certificate of ownership. You may apply for planning permission on land or property that you do not own, but you must complete Certificate B or C and serve notice on the current owner/s.
In relation to land ownership - Certificates A, B, C and D.
To be served on individuals if Certificate B or C is completed.
Address for postal applications
South Lakeland District Council
South Lakeland House