Prior Notification

Prior Notification Application Forms, Help Notes and Guidance

Below is a list of application forms, completion help notes and guidance for this application type.

Please send in THREE copies of the application form and all supporting documentation, plans, etc.

Please note that applications may be submitted electronically via the Planning Portal.


16. Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed building


17. Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed road


18. Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - excavation/waste material



19. Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed fish tank (cage)


20. Application for prior notification of proposed development in respect of permitted development by telecommunications code system operators


22. Application for prior notification of proposed demolition


Notification of a Proposed Larger Home Extension

This template can be used by a householder to notify the local planning authority of the intention to build a larger single-storey rear extension as described on the Extensions common project page. Please read the guidance note for help completing the notification.

Notification form (PDF)

Guidance Note


Notification of a Proposed Change of Use to Dwelling(s)

This template can be used by a developer to notify the local planning authority of the intention to the use of Offices (Class B1(a)) to dwellinghouses (Class C3)

Notification form (PDF)


Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use to State Funded School

Development is not permitted if this permission has been used for the building previously, or if the use of the building is sui generis, or if the building is a listed building or Scheduled Ancient Monument or is or forms part of a safety hazard area or military explosives storage area.

Application form (PDF)


Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure

Development is not permitted where the building exceeds 500 square metres or is a listed building or Scheduled Ancient Monument or is or forms part of a safety hazard area or military explosives storage area.

Application form (PDF)


Prior Approval of proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School* or Registered Nursery

Application form (PDF)


Prior Approval of proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3)

Application form (PDF)


Prior Approval of proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail Use (Use Class A1 or A2) or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse)

Application form (PDF)


Notification for Prior Approval for a Change Of Use from Storage or Distribution Buildings (Class B8) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3)

Application form (PDF)


Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Amusement Arcades/Centres and Casinos, (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to Dwellinghouses (Class C3)

Application form (PDF)


Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops and Casinos (Sui Generis Uses) to Restaurants and Cafés (Class A3)

Application form (PDF)


Notification for Prior Approval for a Change of Use from Shops (Class A1) and Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops (Sui Generis Uses) to Assembly and Leisure Uses (Class D2)

Application form (PDF)


Notification for Prior Approval for a Development Consisting of the Erection or Construction of a Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop

Application form (PDF)


Notification for Prior Approval for the Temporary Use of Buildings or Land for the Purpose of Commercial Film-Making and the Associated Temporary Structures, Works, Plant or Machinery required in Connection with that Use

Application form (PDF)


Notification for Prior Approval for the Installation, Alteration or Replacement of other Solar Photovoltaics (PV) equipment on the Roofs of Non-domestic Buildings, up to a Capacity of 1 Megawatt

Application form (PDF)