How do I apply for planning permission?

Planning application forms

This page provides information on how to submit a planning application online via the Planning Portal, and how to download the National Standard Planning application forms accepted by Doncaster Council.

Forms can no longer be sent out from planning reception, as all applicants must now obtain forms from the Planning Portal.

Some of the benefits of applying for planning permission online via the Planning Portal include:

  • immediate delivery of your application and email notification of receipt
  • savings on postage and printing costs - no paper copies are required
  • online help function available when completing applications
  • online record of your completed applications
  • online payment by Debit or Credit Card

Please note that we strongly advise that pre application discussions occur before the submission of all planning application forms. This will aid your application being processed within the appropriate time scale. By using the link below you can view further advice regarding the council's pre application protocol.

Householder Guidance

The householder guidance provides applicants with a step by step guide as to what information is required when submitting an application to extend a domestic property. The guide also provides examples of the required plans and explanations as to why the information needs to be submitted.

Householder Guidance
Download (805KB)

Standard planning application form

The Standard Planning Application Form is a key part in the Department for Communities and Local Government's commitment to make the planning system simpler, faster and easier to use. As well as speeding up the planning process, the introduction of the Standard Application Form will also enable planning services to be provided online and give applicants certainty about the information they need to provide.

To apply online go to:

Location plan/site plan

You can purchase paper or electronic plans by contacting: 

Contamination screening assessment form

To aid applicants YAHPAC (Yorkshire & Humber Pollution Advisory Council; a forum of the region's local authorities) has published a document entitled 'Development on land affected by contamination. Technical guidance for developers, landowners and consultants'.

It is recognised that for the development of an individual residential property (i.e. one house in a garden) a full phase 1-4 can be inappropriate. Therefore within appendix 2 of the Technical Guidance is a screening assessment form that can be used as a basic contamination assessment and fulfils the requirements of the 'Existing Use' section of the planning application.
Link:

Technical Guidance
Download (890KB)

Householder enquiry form

The enquiry form attached below relates only to extensions/buildings which are for domestic use.

The information gathered will aid a planning officer in deciding whether or not a planning application is required for your proposal.

New householder form
Download (352KB)

Planning Fees

Under the relevant legislation, fees are payable to the council for applications for planning permission and approval of reserved matters:

Planning application information requirements

There is a growing expectation that the development control service will consider a wider range of issues and consult more effectively with an increasingly interested community. At the same time, planning authorities are expected to be able to offer greater certainty to developers about what might be expected of them when they submit applications and to be able to deliver decisions on time.

The purpose of this checklist is to provide clear guidance on the form and content of information required for the submission of planning applications. By providing checklists on the scope and extent of the information required, applicants should be more aware of their responsibilities and the public and decision makers will be better informed about the development proposals leading to a more open, accessible and efficient service.

The Part One Checklist sets out the mandatory information requirements by different planning application types.

The Part Two Checklist sets out the additional information that Doncaster Council will require from applicants. This is arranged by information type, thresholds for its requirement and a general explanation of the issues that will need to be addressed. Where appropriate, each section is cross-referenced to link to further helpful guidance.

Parts One and Two are included in the document attached to the right hand side of this page.

Planning Application Information Requirements and Validation Checklist - Reviewed Oct 2014
Download (240KB)

Part Three checklist will be prepared for various other application types (e.g. householder, listed building consent, consent to display advertisements etc) and will summarise the requirements of Checklist One and Two for the identified type.

These will be added to the checklist when prepared. 

Prior notification of demolition

Application forms for Prior Notifications of Demolition can be submitted online via the 

alternatively the form can be downloaded from the

Along with the form, correct fee and site location plan, a copy of the site notice that the applicant has displayed on site, including a photograph showing the site notice in situ is also required.

Prior Approval for Demolition Site Notice

Doncaster Council has produced a standard Prior Approval for Demolition Site Notice template for applicants to complete and display.

Prior Approval for Demolition Site Notice Template
Download (13KB)

More information

S106 App Form to modify or discharge
Download (207KB)

Contact:

Last updated: 21 December 2016 14:32:56