What to consider when making a planning application

The Validation List explain what information is or may be needed for your application. You can view this online.

You can also get information in the streamlining the planning application process document.

Most applications have a fee. Find out about fees and payment methods on our website.

You can get copies of the application forms on the Planning Portal.

Most planning applications require a location plan and a site plan (also known as a block plan). These must be submitted as supporting documents. The Planning Portal has four accredited suppliers to buy a Site Location Plan from.

Further advice on what plans you are required to submit with your Planning Application:

Electronic submissions

We encourage the use of electronic planning applications and online payments via the Planning Portal.

Submitting via the Planning Portal enables you to:

  • identify the correct planning application form and to complete form on-line
  • attach your drawings and documents on-line
  • buy site maps on-line
  • calculate the planning fee using the on-line fee calculator
  • pay for your application online if you choose

The Planning Portal has Guidance notes to create and submit an application online.

To help get applications validated quicker, you can get advice from:

Other considerations

You should also think about other requirements you might need to fulfil which may include building regulations.

Contact Us

Planning Services Development Management Wakefield Council Wakefield One PO Box 700 Wakefield WF1 2EB

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