Planning application forms

Lawful Development Certificate forms

Lawful Development Certificate application forms, guidance notes on how to complete each form and checklists for the information required are available to download in pdf format from the Planning Portal website using the links below. This type of application is also known as a certificate of lawfulness for existing or proposed use or development.

Applications can also be made online via the Planning Portal website.

Please print and complete the appropriate form and return by post to the address below, or in person to planning reception at the Civic Centre. Before submitting your application, please make sure you have looked at the relevant checklist and enclosed the appropriate application fee.  

Download forms, checklist and guidance notes

1. Use this form for existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition:
Lawful Development Certificate Existing Use or Development (file size 450KB)
Guidance notes (file size 39KB)
Checklist

2. Use this form for proposed use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition:
Lawful Development Certificate for Proposed Use or Development (file size 436KB)
Guidance Notes (file size 23KB)
Checklist