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There are two ways to submit your application and pay your fees to Newark and Sherwood District Council:
Applying online saves the expense and hassle of traditional paper applications. Most planning application forms are available online via the national planning portal.
They can be completed and submitted online together with the necessary documentation and the correct fee. The planning portal also provides up to date information on all planning fees.
Most planning application forms can be downloaded via the Planning Portal website and then posted back to us with the necessary documentation and payments. Popular planning forms in PDF format include:
Most applications need a planning fee. The decision to charge for planning applications has been made by Parliament and therefore the scale of fees is the same throughout England and Wales.
There are some exemptions to fees such as:
You can calculate the fee of your planning application using the fee calculator available at the planning portal or you can view details of the planning fees for England on the UK legislation website.
For further guidance and information regarding fees please see Department for Communities and Local Government website
CIL may be required to be paid if planning permission is granted for your proposal. To allow us to decide if and how much CIL is liable, we have prepared a CIL Information Form (PDF File, 462kb) which should be completed and submitted with your planning application.
To ensure your application is valid the fee should be paid at time of submission. If payment is not received we will not be able to proceed with your submission. If you are applying online, the Planning Portal will direct you to pay the fee before the application is forwarded to us.
If you prefer, you can pay by credit or debit card by contacting us on 01636 650000 or by submitting a cheque with a covering letter made payable to Newark and Sherwood District Council. Please quote the planning portal application reference at time of payment.
If you are applying by post or delivering your application to us in person, you can pay using any of the above or by cash.
Consideration of planning applications can be delayed until the appropriate information has been received.
These requirements are available on our validation checklists which include guidance on plans and supporting information.
When it is necessary to show joinery detail, especially in the case of listed buildings, plans should be to a scale of 1:5, 1:10 or 1:20.
Where archaeological sites are involved, full details of below groundwork (including services, foundations and their method of excavation) should be shown.
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) may be required to be paid if planning permission is granted for your proposal. CIL Information Form (PDF File, 462kb) must be completed and submitted with your planning application.
Please visit our Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) page for more information.
In order to make sure you have all the relevant information with your application, we would strongly advise that you discuss your proposal with us prior to submitting the application.
Pre-application discussions will also help to identify and resolve any issues which may come up during the applications and consequently mean a decision can be secured more quickly.