Applying for planning permission

Create an application

What do I include with my application?

It should normally include:

  • a completed application form
  • a completed certificate of ownership and agricultural holding certificate
  • location plan, site plans and elevations
  • the correct fee

In some cases you may be asked to submit further details or to clarify your proposals.

If the applicant does not own the site

If the application site is not owned by the applicant, it is necessary that the applicant gives notice of the application to any person (other than the applicant) who is not the owner of the land.

Where the applicant has taken reasonable steps to establish the names and addresses of every such person, but has been unable to do so, a notice must be published in a newspaper circulating in the locality of the application site, such as the Sentinel.

The information that must be included in the requisite notice can be found in notice no. 1:

Download the notice

If a plan is needed

A site plan/block plan may be required with your application. If you are unsure as to what information should be provided in such a plan, an example is available to download:

Download the example

Applying online

Once you are happy with your proposal you can submit an application to us online using the planning portal.

Please note: the planning portal imposes a service charge of £26.83 (+VAT) for submitting planning applications that attract a planning fee above £60.00.

Applying by post or email

If you wish to apply by post or email you can download the application forms:

Download the application forms

Please send your application to either:

  • Post: Development Management Service, Directorate of Regeneration and Development, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle ST5 1BL

Further assistance

If you require further assistance in completing the application form, you can contact the development management support team by telephone, or email

You can see all valid applications online.


Please note: plans, drawings and material submitted to us are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only download or print material for consultation purposes. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner (the applicant, agent or architect).

You can check the architects registration board register to see if someone is an architect.