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Planning applications

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. 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 Applications Hints and Tips for guidance.

If you are not able to submit your planning application electronically, please call 01884 255255 to discuss your options. 

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. 1 copy of each document 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 Downloadable forms

To apply online, please download and complete:

Guidance Notes: Application to modify or discharge a S106 Planning Obligation

Application to modify or discharge a S106 Planning Obligation(PDF)
Application to modify or discharge a S106 Planning Obligation(DOCX)
Application to modify or discharge a S106 Planning Obligation(ODT)

These files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format or to request the form in the post, please email or contact us on 01884 255255.



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