Smarter Planning

Smarter Planning is a Planning Portal initiative encouraging Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) to maximise the benefits of online working. As a 'Smarter Planning Champion', we're able to deliver a faster, more transparent planning application service through the Planning Portal helping to save resources, money and reduce carbon.

We receive approximately 70% of applications online and recommend that planning applications are made via the Planning Portal - Planning application webpage. Registration is easy; you can complete your application form, upload supporting documents, pay fees online or by telephone, or if  you prefer, you can submit your fee by post. The benefits of applying online include immediate delivery and acknowledgement; saving on printing and postage; online help when completing application forms and an online record of your completed application. Please see  Submitting Online Applications Hints & Tips [281kb] for guidance.

If you are not able to submit your planning application electronically, downloadable forms and validation check sheets are available to print below, or from the Planning Portal.

Print format

From the print menu it is important that you change page scaling to 'Fit to paper' or 'Fit to page' to ensure the complete form is printed. If you're unsure which form you need or require further help, please contact us.

Plans and drawings

All plans and drawings should include:

  • unique reference numbers and/or,
  • letters,
  • a date (if applicable),
  • paper size,
  • key dimensions and,
  • a scale bar indicating a minimum of 0-10 metres.

Where possible, drawings should not exceed A3 size. At least 2 copies of all documents should be provided. Drawings and site plans for which scale is important must be in PDF format.

The Statement of Community Involvement as required by the Planning and Compulsory Planning Act 2004 states that all applicants should inform their neighbours of any proposed works.

Matters relating to waste disposal and the winning and working of minerals are managed by Devon County Council, see Devon County Council - Planning.

Application forms:

  Planning Portal application forms Help text Check sheet
1 Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed road  PN1Help Text [15kb]  National and Local Requirements 17 [59kb]
2 Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed building  PN2Help Text [16kb]  National and Local Requirements 16 [59kb]
3 Application for prior notification of proposed demolition  PN3Help Text [15kb]  National and Local Requirements 22 [59kb]
4 Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – excavation/waste material  PN4Help Text [15kb]  National and Local Requirements 18 [59kb]
5 Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development – proposed fish tank (cage)  PN5Help text [15kb]  National and Local Requirements 19 [59kb]
6

Application form for prior notification of proposed development in respect of permitted development by telecommunications code systems operators

 PN6Help Text [19kb]  National and Local Requirements 20 [62kb]

 

Please note that the following Notifications are currently not available on the online application system, fee calculator or paper form chooser. This means that the forms below do not currently carry specific LPA details or Mid Devon District Council branding.

 
  Planning Portal application forms Guidance Notes
1 Notification for Prior Approval of a Proposed Larger Home Extension (to benefit from these permitted development rights, the extension must be completed on or before 30 May 2019 and you must notify us in writing of the date of completion) Download the Guidance Note
2 Notification for Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), and for Associated Operational Development  
3 Notification of Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of a building from Office (Use Class B1) Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouses)  
4 Notification for Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail (Use Class A1or A2) Use or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse) and for Associated Operational Development  
5 Notification for Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use to State-Funded School or Registered Nursery  
6 Notification for Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery  
7 Notification for 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  
8 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)  
9 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)  
10 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)  
11 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)  
12 Notification for Prior Approval for a Development Consisting of the Erection or Construction of a Collection Facility within the Curtilage of a Shop  
13 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  
14 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  

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