Submit planning application, Fees and Forms
Before submitting your application please ensure you have read Do I need planning permission first
There are different forms depending on the type of application you are making and you may need to complete more than one, we encourage you to submit your applications on-line using the Planning Portal (the UK Government's online planning and building regulations service) wherever possible.
The Portal enables you to:
- Identify the correct form and to complete the planning application form on-line
- Make your payment and attach your drawings
- Buy site maps on-line, and
- Calculate the planning fee using the on-line fee calculator
- Pay for your application online if you choose
You can choose to send the application online, or print your application to post to us.
If you make an online planning application and don't supply drawings and other appropriate documents at the time of submission, you will need to bring or send them to us.
If you are unable or prefer not to use the Planning Portal to submit your application, you can download the most frequently used forms and notes.
These forms are not interactive and you will need to print them out in order to fill them in.
They can then be posted to us together with drawings and other appropriate documents.
Most applications will require a fee. You can calculate the fee for your application on the Planning Portal:
Payments can be made by cheque or by phoning the Planning section Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm to pay by debit or credit card. We can accept:
Alternatively, please make cheques payable to Adur District Council for applications that fall within the Adur area or Worthing Borough Council for applications that are in the Worthing area.
If you submit your planning application online via the Planning Portal, payment can be made at the time of submitting your application
For most applications we require 3 sets of the completed application form, drawings and appropriate documents. We have produced guides which explain what you need to supply with each application.
If you did not supply them with the online application, or have made a paper application you will need to bring or send them to us:
- A site location plan to a scale of 1:1250 with the curtilage (boundary) of the site edged in red. Any adjoining land that you own should be outlined in blue
- A block plan to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500 showing the location of the proposed work
- Existing and proposed elevations to a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 showing all sides of the proposal
- Existing and proposed floor plans to a scale of 1:50 or 1:100
- Existing and proposed site sections showing finished floor and site levels (1:50 or 1:100) if the site is not level or the proposed extension seeks to alter existing finished floor or site levels
- Existing and proposed roof plan if the development is attached or changes the existing roof structure, at a scale of 1:200 or 1:100. Alternatively, for less complicated proposals you can include the roof plan on the 1:500 or 1:200 block plan
- You may submit manufactures' brochures for conservatories and garages and photos to illustrate you project. These are no substitute for scaled drawings
Your application may also require:
Each planning application form includes a check list of standard planning application requirements. In addition, Adur & Worthing Councils has its own list of Local requirements. An application cannot be considered to be valid until it meets both the National and Local Requirements.
All applications will require a Design and Access to be brought or sent to us with your application, whether you are making an online application or by paper application, except the in following instances:
- Householder applications for extensions/alterations to dwellings unless they are within a Conservation Area, AONB, SSSI or a Listed Building
- Applications solely for a material change of use (with no alterations)
- Applications for engineering or mining operations
- Applications to display advertisements
- Applications for works to trees subject to TPO
- Applications for hazardous substances consent
Design and Access Statements need to explain and justify the following:
- Amount of development and how it is distributed around the site
- Use to which the development will be put
- Layout of buildings, routes and spaces
- Scale of buildings (height, width and length) in relation to their surroundings
- Appearance: external form of buildings – architecture, materials, decoration, lighting, etc
- Landscaping of private and public spaces within the site
- Access to the development (not internal within buildings): equal and convenient access for all people.
The scope and degree of detail necessary in a Heritage Statement will vary accordingly to the particular circumstances of each application. Applicants are advised to discuss proposals with either a duty planning officer or the conservation officer before any application is made. The following is a guide to the sort of information that may be required.
For applications for listed building consent, a written statement that includes a schedule of works to the listed building(s), an analysis of the significance of archaeology, history and character of the building/structure, the principles of and justification for the proposed works and their impact on the special character of the listed building or structure, its setting and the setting of adjacent listed buildings may be required. A structural survey may be required in support of an application for listed building consent.
A flood risk assessment may be required depending on the location of the property or site and depending on whether the property sits within a flood risk area.
We have produced a number of guides which will help you in your planning application:
- Planning application guidance note - Extensions (450KB)
- Planning application guidance note - Fences (199KB)
- Planning application guidance note - Trees (336KB)
- Planning application guidance note - Vehicular access (155KB)
- Planning application guidance note - Windows (281KB)
Adur & Worthing Councils,
44 Richmond Road,