Application Forms - Documents - Leaflets - Useful Links
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 you can of course post your cheque to us manually.
If you prefer to complete the forms manually this is still possible. 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 described below. Please ensure to use the checklist so that forms for submission have been correctly completed and that all relevant information is submitted to us. Failure to complete the forms or to 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.
Cannock Chase Council Validation of Planning Applications - A Guide to National and Local Requirements.
Design and Access Statement - Requirements to Support a Planning Application.
Supplementary Planning Guidance - Trees, Landscape & Development - Relevant where there are existing trees and hedgerows on the application site or within influencing distance of the proposed development and where new hard and soft landscaping forms part of the application.
Biodiversity and Geological Conservation - Validation Checklist for Staffordshire - Relevant where protected or priority species are known or strongly suspected to be present and/or designated sites of nature conservation or geological conservation interest or priority habitats are involved.
Contaminated Land - A guide for the redevelopment of land affected by contamination (Staffordshire Local Authorities) - Relevant where there is evidence to suggest that the site could be contaminated or be affected by nearby contaminated sites.
Cannock Chase Local Plan 1997 - The Local Plan is the prime Policy Document used by the District Council in making planning decisions.
Residential Extensions Design Guide - This guide aims to give good advice on how to design extensions to houses in a way that safeguards the amenity of an area in the overall public interest.
Staffordshire Residential Design Guide - Use this guide for advice on how to plan and design developments in the area.
Supplementary Planning Document - Parking Standards, Travel Plans & Developer Contributions for Sustainable Transport - Use this guide for advice on parking standard requirements for Cannock Chase District Council.
These documents can be downloaded from this website or purchased from the Council at a charge of £10.90 each, the Residential Extensions Design Guide can be supplied for a charge of £6.00. If documents are to be posted a postal fee of £1.00 will be added.
Planning Application Fees Click on the links below to access details of planning fees.
Planning Fees Adopted from 22nd November 2012
Please note that Non Material/Minor Material and Extant (Extension To Time) Applications attract separate fees not in the above list. Discharging Planning Conditions or requesting that they have been discharged also attracts a planning fee. Please Click on the link below to access details.
Important Note: When submitting manually Cannock Chase Council requires 4 sets of completed forms together with a minimum of 4 sets of drawings, not 3 as the new forms would suggest and 6 sets of drawings if the application site is in a Parish plus, the checklists need to be returned with the application forms. Please also note that the standard and the range of drawings to be submitted in all cases apart from some outline applications is significantly higher/wider than was previously the case. These are national and not local 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.
To Apply Online Click Into The Link Below And Submit Via The Planning Portal.
Use The Link Below To Print The Forms You Need If You Do Not Want To Apply Directly Online
The following documents can be downloaded where applicable, these checklists are not available from the Planning Portal Website but will help you submit the correct paperwork.
- Checklist - Print for all Householder Applications
- Checklist - Print for all Outline Applications
- Checklist For Use With Application for Full Applications/Reserved Matters for Non Householder Development Including Changes of Use Involving Creation of Dwellings But Excluding All Other Changes Of Use. (Print 1)
- Checklist For Use With Applications For Change Of Use With No Operational Development Other Than Ventilation/Extraction Equipment & Other Changes Of Use Involving Creation Of Dwellings. (Print 1 )
Notice 1 will be required if Certificate B or C is completed on the planning application form.
Notice 2 will be required if Certificate C or D is completed on the planning application form.
To check the Classifications for Change of Use click on the link below.
Non Material Amendment Minor Material Changes & Extending The Life Of An Application
From June 2010 Government introduced new processes to the planning system to enable changes to an application and also extend the life of an application that is due to expire.
Please click on the link within this section to access further details, the required criteria to qualify for these applications and the fees.
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 links shown above or you can apply online.
The fee to remove or vary a condition is £195.
Applications can be made to discharge planning conditions attached to a planning consent following grant of permission and can 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.
NB 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 & don't need to use the planning forms.
The fee is £ 97 per request (whether for one or more conditions)
or £28 if it relates to householder development.
Please Note That On Completion Of The Trees and Hedgerow Forms , They Should Be Submitted To Environmental Services (TLC) and Not The Planning Department.
If you have any problems downloading any of these forms or documents please telephone the planning department on one of the following numbers;
If you have any problems completing application forms or need advice please telephone one of the Planning Technicians;
Chris White - 01543 464514
Andeep Gill - 01543 464528
fax 01543 464512