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Planning application forms and advice notes

If you cannot apply online you can download and print our application forms.

We encourage you to submit applications online through the Planning Portal. On the portal you can create an electronic application, attach your drawings and other supporting documents and pay the application fee by credit or debit card.

Please see the Planning Portal website for a list of applications that you cannot make on the portal.

If you do not want to apply online, you can download forms and submit them to us along with the required supporting documents and fee. See the Planning Portal for help selecting the correct application form.

In order to submit a valid planning application you must follow the local requirements list which sets out what is required for each type of application and the minimum that we will accept as part of the submission. Please note when applying for a lawful development certificate the local requirements list does not apply and guidance on these can be found in the list below).  

Fees

In most cases, a fee is required. Please use our fees list or calculate the fee using the Planning Portal fee calculator.

You can pay either:

  • pay fees on the Planning Portal when you submit your application
  • call 020 8314 7400 to make a payment.

Please note we only accept debit or credit cards.

Forms and guidance notes

Windows

There is separate advice on making an application for windows.

Other forms and guidance

​Application form ​Guidance notes
Householder applications​ ​ Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling form
This is the householder application form for outside conservation areas. If your proposal relates to a flat or maisonette or the construction of a new dwelling then please use the full planning permission form.
Householder application for works or extension to a dwelling and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area form
Householder applications for those living in a conservation area
Guidance for householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and listed building consent for alterations extension or demolition of a listed building
​Householder applications – larger extensions ​Application for prior notification in respect of a proposed rear extension on a house
This form should be used specifically for larger single storey rear extensions proposed under the temporary regime in force until 30 May 2019. Please read the guidance notes for further information.

Lewisham Council guidance note for larger home extension

​Householder applications – changes once you have received planning permission

​Application for non-material amendment
Following the grant of planning permission, you may wish to make small amendments to the permission e.g. repositioning a door or window. Where these are non-material you can use this form to apply.

Whether or not a proposed amendment is non-material depends on the circumstances of the case. For example repositioning a window may be a material if it overlooks a neighbour, but may be non-material if not. Please see our page on non-material amendments.

​Lawful development certificate applications ​ Lawful development certificate for an existing use or operation form

Lewisham Council guidance note

Lawful development certificate for a proposed use or development form

Lewisham Council guidance note

Applications for full planning permission Application form for full planning permission
This form should be used for all applications for commercial or business premises, residential applications that do not fall into the householder category and for applications that do not fall into one of the other categories. 
Application for planning permission and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area
Please use this form for all applications for commercial or business premises, residential applications that do not fall into the householder category and for applications that do not fall into one of the other categories. 
​Applications for outline permission ​ ​Application for outline permission with some matters reserved form
​Application for outline permission with all matters reserved form
​Application for reserved matters and removal or variation of conditions  ​ Approval of reserved matters following outline form
​Application for removal or variation of condition following a grant of planning permission
​Conditions  Approval of details form
Please use this form to discharge conditions that have been imposed on a previous application.
​Listed building consent  Application for planning permission and listed building consent for alterations, extension, or demolition of a listed building

Advertisement consent 

Application for consent to display an advertisement

Application for planning permission and consent to display an advertisement

​Other application types  ​Application for prior notification of proposed demolition
​Application for prior notification of proposed development by telecommunications code system operators form
​Application for works to trees subject to a TPO
Change of use from office to dwellings
These forms should be used specifically for the temporary changes to the permitted development legislation.