Waveney District Council

Making a planning application

How to submit your application


Planning applications can be submitted online, by post or in person.

It is advisable to check at the outset with the Planning Office to see if permission is needed. Please email or post details of your proposal, attaching a scale drawing.

What do I need to submit?

Planning application fees, forms and checklists vary depending on the type of application. 

Every planning application needs a site location plan and block plan showing the location and boundaries of the site you are planning to work on, the required supporting documentation, the completed form and the fee. Required supporting documentation can be found on the relevant checklist. The original and three copies of the form and any supporting information, including plans, are required.

Ordnance survey plans can be purchased from Customer Services at the Marina Customer Service Centre, Lowestoft or you can use the Planning Portal's 'Buy a Plan' service to ensure that you meet our requirements, whether you are a planning professional or first-time applicant.

The 'What to submit' best practice guide advises on the types of plans required with planning applications and how to mark them correctly.

Contact us

Telephone: 01502 562111

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