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Make a Planning Application - Planning Portal

The UK Planning Portal (external website)
The UK Planning Portal

Eastbourne receives 80% of applications online and we recommend that you make your planning application via the UK Planning Portal.

Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, upload plans and supporting documents and pay fees online.

Please read this page first. You can then continue to: 

The Benefits of Applying Online

Further benefits of applying online include:

  • Immediate delivery and acknowledgement 
  • Savings on postage and printing costs 
  • Online help function when completing applications 
  • Online record of your completed applications 

If you prefer, you can complete your application form online and submit supporting documents and fees by post.

Please note: a planning application cannot be progressed until all the necessary supporting information and the appropriate fee is received.

Before Applying

Before submitting your online application please make sure you have read the appropriate validation checklist for the project, below.

You should also 
read the Planning Authority standards for file, drawing, photo and document sizes, names and notations when making a planning application online. If you prefer to apply by email or by post you can download the appropriate application form from the planning portal website.

Heritage Statements

Any application which involves a listed building, scheduled monument or falls within a conservation area or an archaeological notification area will be required to submit a completed Heritage Statement as below.

Good Practice Guide

This Good Practice Guide for refuse and recycling storage has been developed to inform proposals for new residential developments.

Pre-Application Planning Advice

You can also  request planning advice from us before you make your planning application.

How Much Will My Planning Application Cost?

Every application must be accompanied by the correct fee. The government sets the planning application fees that apply across the country. You will find these on the Planning Portal.

What Else Can I Do on the Planning Portal?

You can also:

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