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Application forms

All applications must be submitted with the correct and completed application form and ownership certificate, correct fee, and relevant plans and supporting documents as stated in our planning application validation guide.

Apply online at the Planning Portal

If you are unable to scan your plans to submit them with your application via the Planning Portal, you can download the application forms and guidance notes listed below.

Lancaster City Council Privacy Statement (Planning)

As the Local Planning Authority, Lancaster City Council collects, processes and stores personal information about you in order to administer and assess planning applications, and to fulfil certain legal obligations with respect to planning.  To find out more about how we process your data please refer to the Council’s Privacy Policy for Planning.

Planning application validation guide

Planning application fees

Planning application forms and guidance notes

Application form Guidance notes
Planning application forms
Householder (for domestic projects) Householder guidance
Full (also used for changes of use) Full guidance
Outline (all matters reserved) Outline (all matters) guidance
Outline (some matters reserved) Outline (some matters) guidance
Reserved matters Reserved matters guidance
Variation and/or removal of conditions Variation/Removal guidance
Non-material amendment NMA guidance and additional criteria
Pre-application advice Pre-application advice guidance
Application form Guidance notes
Other application forms
Listed building consent Listed building guidance
Advertisement consent Advertisement guidance
Discharge of conditions Discharge guidance
Proposed lawful development certificate Proposed lawful development guidance      
Existing lawful development certificate Existing lawful development guidance
Certificate of Lawfulness of proposed works to a Listed Building    CoL Listed Building Guidance     
Application form Guidance notes
Prior approval application forms
RN1 Prior approval for householders (Neighbour Notification Scheme) (DOC, 197KB) RN1 Prior approval (householders) guidance (DOC, 200KB)
Prior approval for demolition Prior approval (demolition) guidance
Prior approval for telecommunications Prior approval (telecommunications) guidance
Prior approval for agricultural buildings to an alternative use (PDF, 226KB)  
Prior approval for agricultural buildings to a dwellinghouse  
Agricultural determinations (buildings) Agricultural (buildings) guidance
Agricultural determination (roads and tracks) Agricultural (roads and tracks) guidance
Application form Guidance notes
Tree works application forms
Tree works Tree works guidance notes
Hedgerow removal Hedgerow removal guidance notes

Last updated: 16 December 2023

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