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Planning application forms, help and guidance

You can make planning and building applications in 2 ways. You can either:

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Application formHelp Guidance
Full planning permission applicationF​ull planning permission help Full planning permission guidance (22kb pdf)​
Permission in principle - find the relevant paper form on the Planning Portal​None​None
Advertisement  consent applicationAdvertisement​ consent help

Advertisement consent guidance (29kb pdf)

Householder application​ (375kb pdf)​ Householder help (61kb pdf) Householder guidance (36kb pdf)
Certificate of lawfulness -existing use or operation application (265kb pdf)Certificate of lawfulness - existing use or operation help (36kb pdf) Certificates of lawfulness guidance​ (33kb pdf)
Certificate of lawfulness -proposed use or development application (251kb pdf)As aboveAs above
Certificate of lawfulness - proposed works to a listed building - find the relevant paper form on the Planning PortalProposed works to a listed building certificate of lawfulness help - find the relevant help on the Planning PortalProposed works to a listed building certificate of lawfulness guidance - find the relevant guidance on the Planning Portal
Outline planning permission (all matters reserved) application (596kb pdf)​​Outline planning permission (all matters reserved) help (65kb pdf) Outline planning permission (all matters reserved) guidance (20kb pdf)
Outline planning permission (some matters reserved) application​ (674kb pdf)Outline planning permission (some matters reserved) help (99kb pdf)As above
Approval of reserved matters following outline approval application​ (334kb pdf)Approval of reserved matters following outline approval help (36kb pdf)  Approval of reserved matters following outline approval guidance (23kb pdf)
Approval of details reserved by condition application (248kb pdf)Approval of details reserved by condition help (18kb pdf) Approval of details reserved by condition guidance (11kb pdf)
Remove/vary a condition application (253kb pdf)Remove/vary a condition help (19kb pdf) Remove/vary a condition guidance (19kb pdf)
Minor material amendment application (340kb pdf)NoneNone
Non-material amendment applicationNone Non-material amendment guidance (11kb)​​
Works to trees application (340kb pdf)Works to trees help (104kb pdf) Works to trees guidance (25kb pdf)
Demolition planning permission in a conservation area application (342kb pdf)Demolition planning permission in a conservation area help (43kb pdf) Demolition planning permission in a conservation area guidance (25kb pdf)
Demolition prior notification application (327kb pdf)
Demolition prior notification help (20kb pdf)
Demolition prior notification guidance (21kb pdf)
Hedgerow removal notice application ​(307kb pdf)
Hedegerow removal notice help (23kb pdf)
Hedgerow removal notice guidance (24kb pdf)
High hedges complaint application form (232kb pdf)​NoneHigh hedges complaints guidance (237kb pdf)
Listed building consent application (401kb pdf) Listed building consent help (​49kb pdf) Listed building consent guidance (37kb pdf)
Prior notification of agriculture/forestry  - proposed building application (245kb pdf)Prior notification of agriculture/forestry - proposed building help (20kb pdf) Prior notification of agriculture/forestry guidance (30kb pdf)
Prior notification of agriculture/forestry - proposed road application ​(247kb pdf)Prior notification of agriculture/forestry  - proposed road help (19kb pdf) As above
Prior notification  - telecommunications application (247kb pdf)Prior notification  - telecommunications help (24kb pdf) Prior notification - telecommunications guidance (22kb pdf)
Waste management facilities application (290kb pdf)
None Waste management facilities guidance (20kb pdf)
Stopping up or diversion of footpath or bridleway (132kb pdf)
​NoneStopping up or diversion of footpath or bridleway guidance (131kb pdf)
Enlargement of a dwellinghouse by construction of additional storeys - find the relevant paper form on the Planning PortalEnlargement of a dwellinghouse by construction of additional storeys help - find the relevant help on the Planning Portal​None
New dwellinghouses on detached block of flats - find the relevant paper form on the Planning PortalNew dwellinghouses on detached block of flats help - find the relevant help on the Planning Portal​None
New dwellinghouses on detached buildings in commercial or mixed use - find the relevant paper form on the Planning PortalNew dwellinghouses on detached buildings in commercial or mixed use help - find the relevant help on the Planning Portal​None
​New dwellinghouses on terrace buildings in commercial or mixed use - find the relevant paper form on the Planning PortalNew dwellinghouses on terrace buildings in commercial or mixed use help - find the relevant help on the Planning Portal​None
New dwellinghouses on terrace buildings in use as dwellinghouses - find the relevant paper form on the Planning PortalNew dwellinghouses on terrace buildings in use as dwellinghouses help - find the relevant help on the Planning Portal​None
New dwellinghouses on detached buildings in use as dwellinghouses - find the relevant paper form on the Planning PortalNew dwellinghouses on detached buildings in use as dwellinghouses help - find the relevant help on the Planning Portal​None
Demolition of buildings and construction of new dwellinghouses in their place - find the relevant paper form on the Planning Portal​Demolition of buildings and construction of new dwellinghouses in their place help - find the relevant help on the Planning Portal​None
Onshore extraction of oil and gas - find the relevant paper from on the Planning PortalOnshore extraction of oil and gas help - find the relevant help on the Planning PortalOnshore extraction of oil and gas guidance - find the relevant help on the Planning Portal
Prior approval for larger home extensionsPrior approval for larger home extensions helpPrior approval for larger home extensions guidance

Submitting application forms

You should email your application forms to us at development.control@rochdale.gov.uk or post them to Planning and Development, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU.

If you submit your application without all the documents you need, your application may be declined and you'll have to start a new application.

Residential developments with less than 100 bedrooms

If you're applying for permission to build a residential development of up to and including 99 bedrooms, you'll have to contribute to the provision or improvement of open space within the locality.

Other planning documents​​

Contact

0300 303 8873

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Planning and Development
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU


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