West Berkshire Council

Planning Application Forms

You can submit an application to us in a variety of different ways:


Currently, 53 per cent of submitted applications are invalid.

The most common reasons for an application being invalid are:

  • incomplete or missing CIL forms (see pdf icon when must I supply a CIL PAAIR form? [36kb] for more information)
  • incomplete or incorrect Certificate of Ownership
  • incorrect or missing fee
  • incorrect location/site plan including red line, OS license, and access to the nearest highway
  • incorrect plans including disclaimers ('Do Not Scale'), errors between both existing and proposed elevations and floor plans

We operate on a "two strikes and out" approach to all invalid applications. This means that if an application is not valid after two attempts from the initial submission, we will not progress the application further and will return the application fee (if applicable) minus 25 per cent for the work completed by the Planning Registration Team.

Using both the pdf icon Local List of Documents [99kb] and the specific checklist for your application will help you decide what else you should include in your submission. The Local List includes the national standard requirements specified by central government and we have no discretion to change these. 

You can find other useful documents, here.


Type of Application (in alphabetical order):


Advertisement Control Application
Amendments
Certificate of Lawfulness
Full Application (including Change of Use)
Householder
Listed Building and Conservation
Minerals and Waste
Modification or Discharge of Planning Obligation
Notifications Prior to Commencing Work
Outline Planning Permission
Prior Approval and Notification of Change of Use
Reserved Matters and Conditions
Tree Works and Hedges
Useful Documents When Making a Planning Application

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