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Planning applications

When to apply for planning permission and how to make an application.

Householder application form

This form should be used to submit proposals to alter or enlarge a single house.

Full planning permission application form

Apply for planning permission including for change of use for placing tables and chairs on the highway.

Listed building consent

Consent is required for any works to a listed building that would affect its special architectural or historic interest.

Adverts and signs

The advertisement control system covers a wide range of adverts and signs including shop signs and estate agents’ boards.

Prior approval and notification

Application forms and checklists including prior approval and prior notification, demolition and telecommunications.

Trees and high hedges

Find out more about how we maintain Westminster's 9,000 street trees while conforming to TPO standards.

Permission in principle

Permission in principle is an alternative way of obtaining planning permission for housing-led development.

Other planning applications

Other types of applications, such as reserved matters, variation of conditions, approval details and non-material amendments.

Find out if you need planning permission

Find out if you need planning permission and what resources are available to help you make a successful application.

Request pre-application planning advice

Find out how you can apply for pre-application planning advice for proposals that may require planning permission.

Making a planning application

Please read through this page before making a planning application.

Planning application fees

Calculate your planning fees and how to pay them.

Planning performance agreements

For large or complex planning proposals, read about our use of planning performance agreements (PPAs) and associated fees.

Certificate of lawfulness application forms

Apply for this certificate when you wish to clarify that an existing or proposed use/development is lawful under the planning acts

Design and Access Statements

Some applications require submission of documents that explain the design thinking behind an application.

Ownership certificates and agricultural land declaration

Some consents may have to be obtained separate from planning permission in order to complete and operate a development lawfully