Apply for planning permission
Latest news: Planning Application Group advice
We now provide a
chargeable advice service for planning proposals. Find out
more about the Planning Applications Group advice service.
How do I apply for planning permission?
Kent County Council only deals with
applications relating to the county council's own developments,
waste developments and minerals developments. For all other
proposals, such as commercial, industrial or household building
works, contact the relevant borough or district
We are pleased to offer an online service to all our customers
which we believe represents an improved and more inclusive planning
service. We now request that:
- County council and waste development applications are are
submitted electronically via the
Planning Portal or on CD.
- Mineral development applications are submitted through our new
online form produced in partnership with Atrium Planning
or on CD.
- A minimum of four paper copies accompanies all
- Major proposals (such as those accompanied by an Environmental
Statement) may require additional hard copies, as agreed with the
relevant case officer.
Planning application forms and guidance
Application forms and further advice for applicants are
available from the links below:
Further application requirements
To ensure your application has correct and adequate supporting
information, read our updated 2012 guidance on the validation
of planning applications.
A Design and Access Statement is required for most
types of proposals. Certain types of development must also be
subject to Environmental Impact Assessment and will require
an Environmental Statement.
application fees were increased from 22 November 2012.
You can find how your application will be processed in our guide
to the planning
Planning Aid is a voluntary service offering free, independent
and professional advice on town planning matters. They can provide
advice to community groups and individuals who cannot afford to
employ a planning consultant. Planning Aid also offer contacts for
local planning consultants. For more information, please visit the
Planning Aid website.