Apply for planning permission
All planning applications can be submitted through the Planning Portal. The benefits of doing this online means that:
- there is help and advice
- easily attach plans and drawings
- save time and money
Before submitting your application please check our validation checklist to make sure that you have provided the correct information.
Paper applicationsMid Kent Planning Support
What happens next
Once we have received your application we will check the application to make sure it's complete. A complete application includes:
- the information asked for on the application form
- any necessary national requirements
- specific information listed in our local requirements
After receiving a valid planning application, amended plans and extra documents will not normally be accepted unless the case officer has contacted you. It is important that these matters are sorted out before a planning application is submitted.
Further advice is available on our pre application advice page. Once the application is in, it is up to the case officer to make a decision within the legal timeframe.
Most planning applications are decided within 8 weeks, unless they are large or complex when the time limit is extended to 12 weeks.
Once we have approved your application we will let you know.
If we have refused your application we will give you the reasons why.