Planning Applications - How to apply

The easiest way to apply for planning permission is via the Planning Portal|, where a step by step process will guide you through completing the form.

During this process the correct form is automatically generated. All necessary and relevant information is required before you can submit the form, therefore the form will contain all the information needed on first submission.

Alternatively, if you wish to print an application form please choose the relevant form from the table below.  

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New regulations were introduced by the Welsh Government on 30thSeptember 2013, which changed the criteria used to determine whether planning permission is required for householder type development. You are advised to view the information on the Planning Portal|if you intend to carry out this type of development, to determine whether planning permission is required.View more details on the Welsh Government's document Planning: a guide for householders.|

Planning Application - Video Guides

The Planning Portal has produced a series of video guides to its online application system. The videos provide walkthroughs of certain sections and detail the steps you need to take to complete them.

View the Planning Portal Video Guides|

Planning application forms
Application Form Guidance Notes Description
Householder Application| Householder Application Guidance Notes| For applications for domestic properties: e.g. Extensions, Sheds, and Garages etc.
Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Demolition| Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Demolition Notes| For applications for prior notification of proposed demolitions.
Householder Application & Conservations Area Consent| Householder Application & Conservations Area Consent Notes| For applications for domestic properties within a conservation area.
Householder Application & Listed Building Consent| Householder Application & Listed Building Consent Notes| For applications for domestic properties that are registered as listed buildings.
Full Application| Full Application Guidance Notes| For applications for new residential and commercial properties and extensions/alterations to a commercial premises.
Outline Planning Permission with some Matters Reserved| Outline Planning Permission with some Matters Reserved Guidance Notes| For domestic and commercial outline planning permission with some matters reserved.
Outline Planning Permission with all Matters Reserved| Outline Planning Permission with all Matters Reserved Guidance Notes| For domestic and commercial outline permission with all matters reserved.
Application for Approval of Reserved Matters| Application for Approval of Reserved Matters Guidance Notes| For applications for the approval of reserved matters following outline approval.
Application for Removal/Variation of Condition| Application for Removal/Variation of Condition Guidance Notes| For applications for the removal or variation of conditions following the conditional granting of planning permission.
Application for Advertisement Consent| Application for Advertisement Consent Guidance Notes| To apply for permission to display an advertisement.
Application for Conservation Area Consent| Application for Conservation Consent Guidance Notes| For internal and/or external alterations, or to apply for the demolition of a building within a conservation area.
Application for Listed Building Consent| Application for Listed Building Consent Guidance Notes| For internal and/or external alterations, or to apply for the demolition of a listed building.
Application for Lawful Development Certificate (existing)| Application for Lawful Development Guidance notes| To establish if an existing use, activity or operation is lawful, including those in breach of conditions.
Application for Lawful Development Certificate (Proposed)| Application for Lawful Development Certificate Guidance Notes| To apply for a lawful development certificate for a proposed use, activity or operation.
Prior Approval Telecoms| Prior Approval Telecoms Help Notes| Application for prior notification of proposed development in respect of permitted development by telecommunications code system operators.
Prior Notification of Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development – Proposed Building| Prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - Proposed Building Help Notes| For an agricultural or forest development for a proposed building.
Prior Notification of Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development – Proposed Road| Prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – Proposed Road Help Notes For an agricultural or forest development for a proposed road.
Prior Notification of Proposed Agricultural or Forestry Development – Excavation/Waste Material| Prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – Excavation/Waste Material Help Notes| For an agricultural or forest development for excavation/waste material.
Application for Hedgerow Removal Notice| Application for Hedgerow Removal Notice Help Notes| Application for hedgerow removal notice.
Application for Tree works| Application for Tree works Help Notes| For works to trees subject to a tree preservation order (TPO) and/or notification of proposed works to trees in a conservation area (CA)

Completing your Planning Application form

Once you have the correct application forms, the next stage is to complete the relevant sections of the form and produce the necessary documents and drawings required for submission with your planning application. Most planning applications require a submission fee|,
Once you have the correct application forms, the next stage is to complete the relevant sections of the form and produce the necessary documents and drawings required for submission with your planning application. If you require further assistance, call in to see an advisor at one of the One4All Centres.

Planning Application Fees

You will usually be charged a fee for submitting a Planning Application, however, the amount you will have to pay will depend on the type of development.

You can dowload the fee schedule| or use the Planning Portal fee calculator|.

Submitting your Planning Application

If you choose not to submit your application online via the Planning Portal|and would prefer to submit your application by post or in person, completed forms can be posted to Planning Services or brought into the One4All Centre at the following address:

One4all Centre
Sardis House
Sardis Road
Pontypridd
CF37 1DU

Office open Monday to Friday – 8:30am – 5:00pm

Telephone : 01443 425004
Email: PlanningServices@rctcbc.gov.uk|

Once your application has been submitted, it is checked for administrative accuracy and checked for the appropriate fee.  You (or your agent if applicable) will be sent an acknowledgement when it has been allocated a unique reference number and with details of the planning officer assigned to the case.  If there is incomplete or missing information we will write to you to let you know what this is, but your application cannot be registered until it is complete.