Submitting A Planning Application
We would recommend that you submit your planning application electronically by visiting the Planning Portal. This is now the preferred method to send your application to us. The site allows you to complete an on-line application form, buy site location plans and attach drawings.
The fee can be paid by telephoning our call centre on 01543 462621 or posting a cheque to us.
If you prefer to complete the application manually you can download the forms and help notes from the links shown below. Completed forms would then need to be forwarded to the Planning Department accompanied by the relevant detailed drawings, supporting documents and the fee.
A full list of requirements is included in Annex A. of the Cannock Chase Council Validation Document available below. Please use the checklist to ensure that the forms for submission have been correctly completed and that all relevant information is submitted to us. Failure to complete the forms, supply detailed drawings or other relevant supporting information will result in the application becoming invalid. The Planning Technician will write to applicants/agents requesting any information that has not been supplied and will retain the incomplete application until the necessary details are received.
Planning Application Fees
Planning fees can be calculated using the Planning Portal fee calculator. Discharging Planning Conditions or requesting that they have been discharged also attracts a planning fee.
Important Note: When submitting applications by post/email Cannock Chase Council requires 4 sets of completed forms and drawings. These are national requirements so Cannock Chase Council has no discretion in relation to these issues. You should note carefully the requirements for full applications for the erection of buildings or extensions to buildings which are included in the Cannock Chase Validation Document and summarised in the Checklists.
Go to Apply Online - The Planning Portal in order to apply for planning permission online via the Planning Portal.
Use the The Planning Portal link to print the forms if you do not wish to apply online.
Notice 1 will be required if Certificate B or C is completed on the planning application form and Notice 2 will be required if Certificate C or D is completed on the planning application form. Both notices can be downloaded below.
To check the Classifications for Change of Use please refer to the Use Classes Order below. Please note that this Guide has not been written by Cannock Chase Council and therefore does not accept any liability for errors that may be within this guide. Reference can be made to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (as amended).
Non Material Amendment and Minor Material Changes
From June 2010 Government introduced new processes to the planning system to enable changes to an application.
Please click on the Planning Portal links shown above to access the necessary forms.
Requests to Remove/Vary or Discharge Planning Conditions.
Applications can be made to remove or vary a condition(s) attached to a planning consent once a decision has been made. Forms can be downloaded from the Planning Portal links shown above or you can apply online.
The fee to remove or vary a condition is £234.
Applications can be made to discharge planning conditions attached to a planning consent following grant of permission and can also be downloaded from the links shown above or you can apply online.
All requests for approval of details pursuant to conditions, apart from the standard reserved matters which are covered by the normal fee regime, now attract a fee.
Please note: A fee is also required where, for example, a solicitor asks for confirmation that one or more conditions have been complied with. If the request relates to more than one condition only the flat rate fee is payable but any subsequent request to deal with other conditions or even the same condition again, e.g. change of brick type, also attracts a fee. Solicitors requesting confirmation after development has been completed can do this by letter and do not need to use the planning forms.
The fee is £116 per request (whether for one or more conditions) or £34 if it relates to householder development.
Please note: Tree and Hedgerow forms should be submitted to Environmental Services upon completion.
If after reading the guidance you are still unsure as to whether you need planning permission you can download and complete the Householder Exemption Form below, which can be completed and forwarded to the Planning Department. Once received an officer can establish as to whether planning is required and if so can forward the necessary forms.
If you have any problems completing application forms or need advice please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01543 462621 and ask for Development Control.
Documents link Documents/Forms/Leaflets
Guide to the Use Classes Order 2010
Householder Exemption Form
Last Updated: 18/01/2018