Planning Permission - applications and fees

Local Planning Authority has reviewed and updated its local validation requirements, which were agreed by Cabinet on the 12 July 2012. The aim is to simplify the process for applicants’, making it easier to understand what needs to be submitted with any formal application to ensure it is valid upon receipt.

Online applications

Alternatively, should you wish to submit your application online you can do so via the Planning Portal website or iapply website

When making an online application via the Planning Portal please note the following to assist us in dealing with your application:

  • Ensure you have read the appropriate help texts relating to completion of the Planning Application forms and addressed any issues covered.
  • Drawings must include a scale bar. If your plans are larger than A3 size you should identify what size the drawings should be printed (A0, A1 etc.).
  • Providing a summary of all attachments included with your application is very helpful.
  • Attachments are restricted to the following file types: .pdf, .tif, .jpg, .gif, .doc, .xls, .bmp, .png, .plt, .txt. The maximum combined size of all files that can be uploaded is 25Mb. No individual file should be larger than 5Mb.
  • We are unable to accept CAD drawings.

If you submit drawings or fees by post, please ensure these are correctly addressed to 'Planning Portal Application', Planning Department, Harlow Council, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex CM20 1WG and quote the Planning Portal Application number.

An application cannot be progressed until all appropriate information has been received.

Householder Applications

Application forms Checklists Guidance notes
1. Householder application for Planning Permission for Works or Extension to a Dwelling (pdf) Checklist 1 (pdf) Guidance note 1 (pdf)
3. Householder application for Planning Permission for Works or Extension to a Dwelling and Listed Building Consent (pdf) Checklist 3 (pdf) Guidance note 3 (pdf)

Full Planning Permission Applications

Application forms Checklists Guidance notes
4. Application for Planning Permission (pdf) Checklist 4 (pdf) Guidance note 4 (pdf)
6. Application for Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for Alterations, Extension or Demolition of a Listed Building (pdf) Checklist 6 (pdf) Guidance note 6 (pdf)
7. Application for Planning Permission and Consent to Display Advertisement(s) (pdf) Checklist 7 (pdf) Guidance note 7 (pdf)

Listed Building Consent Application

Application forms Checklists Guidance notes
8. Application for Listed Building Consent for Alterations, Extension or Demolition of a Listed Building (pdf) Checklist 8 (pdf) Guidance note 8 (pdf)
9. Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building (pdf) Checklist 9 (pdf) Guidance note 9 (pdf)

​Outline and Reserved Matters Applications

Application forms Checklists Guidance notes
10. Application for Outline Planning Permission with Some Matters Reserved (pdf) Checklist 10 (pdf) Guidance note 10 (pdf)
11. Application for Outline Planning Permission with All Matters Reserved form 11 (pdf) Checklist 11 (pdf) Guidance Notes 11 (pdf)
12. Application for Approval of Reserved Matters following Outline Approval​ (pdf) Checklist 12 (pdf) Guidance Notes 12 (pdf)

Advertisement Consent Application

Application forms Checklists Guidance notes
13. Application for Consent to Display an Advertisement(s) (pdf) Checklist 13 (pdf) Guidance notes 13 (pdf)

Lawful Development Certificate Applications

Application forms Checklists Guidance notes
14. Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing Use or Operation or Activity including those in Breach of a Planning Condition (pdf) Checklist 14 (pdf) Guidance notes 14 (pdf)
15. Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed Use or Development (pdf) Checklist 15 (pdf) Guidance Notes 15 (pdf)

Prior Notification Applications

Application forms Checklists Guidance notes/completion
16. Application for Prior Notification of Agricultural or Forestry Development - Proposed Building (pdf) Checklist 16 (pdf) Guidance notes 16 (pdf)
17. Application for Prior Notification of Agricultural or Forestry Development - Proposed Road (pdf) Checklist 17 (pdf) Guidance notes 17 (pdf)
18. Application for Prior Notification of Agricultural or Forestry Development - Excavation/Waste Material (pdf) Checklist 18 (pdf) Guidance notes 18 (pdf)
19. Application for Prior Notification of Agricultural or Forestry Development - Proposed Fish Tank (cage) (pdf) Checklist 19 (pdf) Guidance notes 19 (pdf)
20. Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Development by Telecommunications Code Systems Operators (pdf) Checklist 20 (pdf) Guidance notes 20 (pdf)
21. Application for Prior Notification of Proposed Demolition (pdf) Checklist 21 (pdf) Guidance notes 21 (pdf)
21a Application for Prior approval for Large Residential Extensions (pdf) Checklist 21a (pdf) Completion form 21a (pdf)

Discharge and Variation of Condition/Section 106 Agreement Applications

Application forms Checklists Guidance notes
22. Application for Approval of Details Reserved by Condition (discharge of conditions) (pdf) Checklist 22 (pdf) Guidance notes 22 (pdf)
23. Application for Removal or Variation of a Condition following Grant of Planning Permission (pdf) Checklist 23 (pdf) Guidance notes 23 (pdf)
24. Application to Modify or Discharge Planning Obligations (Section 106 Agreement) (pdf) See application form for checklist and guidance notes

Non-Material Amendment Application

Application forms Checklists Guidance notes
26.Application for a Non-material Amendment following a Grant of Planning Permission (pdf) Checklist 26 (pdf) Guidance notes 26 (pdf)

Tree Works and Hedgerow Removal Applications

Application forms Checklists Guidance notes
27.Application for Tree Works: Works to Trees subject to a Preservation Order (TPO) and/or notification of Proposed Works to Trees in Conservation Area (CA) (pdf) Checklist 27 (pdf) Guidance note 27 (pdf)
28. Application for Hedgerow Removal Notice (pdf) Checklist 28 (pdf) Guidance notes 28 (pdf)

Enterprise Zone Applications

London Road North, South and Templefields North East
Application forms Design code Checklists Guidance notes
29. LDO Confirmation of Compliance Application Form 29 (pdf) Checklist 29 (pdf) Confirmation of Compliance Protocol and Guidance Notes 29 (pdf)

Ancillary Application Documents