Submitting an Application – Self-build

Submitting an Application – Self-build

Making sure your application has all the information your planning office requires is vital to avoiding costly delays

What you'll need

  • Up to five copies of a completed form and one if it’s submitted online.
  • Up to five copies of plans that identify the land to which the application relates drawn to scale, showing North (up to five copies unless submitted online).
  • Block plan of the site at a scale of 1:10 or 1:200, showing site boundaries.
  • Existing and proposed elevations at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100.
  • Existing and proposed floor plans at a scale of 1:50 or 1:1.
  • Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor and site levels at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100
  • Roof plans at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100.
  • A signed and dated Agricultural Holdings Certificate if the building is part of a farm.
  • Completed Ownership Certificate (A, B, C or D – as applicable).
  • Design and Access Statement, if required.
  • Fee.

Ownership Certificates

It’s a legal requirement that owners of land upon which a planning, a listed building consent or a conservation area consent application is being made are informed of the application. There can be more than one owner and if there was a change of ownership in the three weeks before an application is made, the previous owners must also be notified of the application.

Certificate A – if the applicant is the only owner.

Certificate B - names and addresses of all the other owners of the land involved in the application are known. The other owner(s) must be informed of the application.

Certificate C - names and addresses of some, but not all, the other owners of the land involved in the application are known. Owner(s) must be informed of the application and copy of a published notice in the local press to advertise that an application has been made, but the owner(s) of some or all of the land is not known must be submitted with the application.

Certificate D - names and addresses of any of the other owners of the land involved in the application aren’t known. A copy of a published notice in the local press to advertise that an application has been made and that the owner(s) of some or all of the land are not known.

NB: You may serve the owner(s) Notice personally, or send it by registered post or recorded delivery. However, one served to an organisation must be addressed to the secretary or clerk at their registered or principal office.

Anyone who knowingly or recklessly issues a certificate that contains any statement that is false or misleading is liable to a fine if convicted and the courts can quash any planning permission subsequently granted.

For more help and advice take a look at the Planning Process Explained




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