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Bolton welcomes and encourages planning applications being made online through the planning portal.

Planning application forms available for download

The standard planning application form is only available from this web site. We no longer provide paper copies of the forms. We recommend that you apply for planning permission online as described above.

The council has produced a validation checklist for each of the application types. Links to these documents can be found below.You should read this document carefully to ensure that you include all the information required in order to avoid delay in registering your application.

Application Form Help text Notes Fees Check list Notice under article 6 to serve on land owner Planning constraints
Householder application View View View View View
Full planning permission View View View View View View
Consent to display an advertisement View View View View
Application for tree works View View View
Conservation area consent View View View
Listed building consent View View View

Outline planning permission forms

Outline planning permission (with some matters reserved) View View View View View View
Outline planning permission (with all matters reserved) View View View View View View
Approval of reserved matters following outline approval View View View View View View

Lawful development certificate forms

Lawful development certificates (existing uses) View View View View
Lawful development certificates (proposed uses) View View View View
Certificate of lawfulness of proposed works to a listed building View

Forms for making changes to planning applications

Removal or variation of a condition View View View View View
Non-material amendment View View View View
Discharge of condition View View View

Prior notification forms

Prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - proposed building View View View
Prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - excavation/waste materials View View View
Prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - fish tank (cage) View View View
Prior notification of agricultural or forestry development - proposed road View View View
Prior approval of proposed Change of Use of agricultural building to a state-funded school or registered nursery View
Prior approval of proposed Change of Use of agricultural building to a dwelling house (use class C3) View
Prior approval of proposed Change of Use of a building from a retail use (use class A1 or A2) or a mixed retail and residential use to a use falling within use class C3 (dwelling house) View
Prior notification (demolition) View View View
Prior notification (telecommunications) View View View View
Prior notification (householder) View View
Notification of completion(householder) View            
Prior Approval for a change of use from storage or distribution buildings (class B8) and any land within its curtilage to dwelling houses (class C3) View
Prior Approval for a change of use from amusement arcades/centres and casinos (Sui Generis Uses) and any land within its curtilage to dwelling houses (class C3) View            
Prior Approval for a change of use from shops (class A1),  financial and professional services (class A2) betting offices, pay day loan shops and casinos (sui generis uses) to restaurants and cafes (class A3) View            
Prior Approval for a change of use from shops (class A1),  financial and professional services (class A2) betting offices, pay day loan shops and casinos (sui generis uses) to assembly and leisure uses (class D2) View            
Prior Approval for a development consisting of the erection or construction of a collection facility within the curtilage of a shop View            
Prior Approval for the temporary use of buildings or land for the purpose of commercial film making and the associated temporary structures, works, plant or machinery required in connection with that use View             
Prior Approval for the installation, alteration or replacement of other solar photovoltaics PV) equipment on the roofs of non-domestic buildings up to a capacity of 1 megawatt View             

 

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Bolton

BL1 1RU

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