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)
Planning Application Validation Guide - Consultation
In accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and its associated National Planning Practice Guidance, Lancaster City Council regularly reviews their local list for the purposes of validating planning related applications. The Council’s local list is set out in its Planning Application Validation Guide. This guide has been updated taking into consideration new local and national planning policies and is available for consultation purposes. This updated version (PAVG Consultation - Oct2019 (PDF)) will be available for a 6 week consultation period until Friday 29 November. If you wish to make any comments on the updated version please send them to email@example.com before the end of the consultation period. Please note that planning related applications will be validated in accordance with the existing 2019 Planning Application Validation Guide until the updated version has been consulted upon, amended where required and published. Once published it will replace the existing 2019 version and will be available on the Council’s website.
Planning application validation guide
Planning application fees
Planning application forms and guidance notes
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Last updated: 12 October 2022