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  • Apply for it
  • Pay for it
  • Report it

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Apply online

Burnley Borough Council work in partnership with the Planning Portal to deliver online planning services.  We recommend you submit your planning application to us electronically by clicking on the link below to the national Planning Portal and registering as a user.

The benefits of applying on-line include:

  • you do not need to copy the forms and plans - just attach one copy;
  • you can easily access on-line advice
  • you can pay the application fee on-line;
  • you will save time, money and paper
  • we will receive the application faster and begin to check it earlier.

All forms are available online as detailed below;

  1. National planning application forms

  2. Applications for Householders

  3. Certificates of Lawfulness

  4. Full Planning Permission with or without other consents

  5. Outline and Reserved Matters Approvals

  6. Tree and Hedgerow works

  7. Listed Building Consent

  8. Advertisement Consent

  9. Prior notification of agricultural or forestry development

  10. Other prior notifications

  11. Applications concerning conditions

Link to our guidance on submitting a valid planning application to find out what you need to send with your application.

Planning application fees

The current fee schedule can be found under the downloads section on the right.

If you are unsure about the fee for an application, please contact Housing and Development Control or use the fee calculator at the Planning Portal.

Ownership Certificates

Ownership certificates are included in the national standard '1APP' forms; types  to accompany a planning application are:

Please note, the Agricultural Holdings Certificate is required whether or not the site includes an agricultural holding, unless the application is for reserved matters, renewal of temporary planning permission, discharge or variation of conditions, tree preservation orders, or express consent to display an advertisement.

If you are unsure which certificate to complete, Click here for a guide

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