Apply for planning permission

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Chichester District Council implemented its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) on the 1 February 2016. An explanation of the CIL process and the relevant forms can be found on the Planning Portal Community Infrastructure Levy. It is recommended that applicants refer to this page prior to making a planning application for development.

Do I need to apply for planning permission?

Not all work will require planning permission. Check on the interactive guide on the Planning Portal to see what does and doesn't need planning permission. If your property is a listed building you must also apply for listed building consent. Planning permission may also be needed if your property lies within a Conservation area.

How to apply for planning permission

You need to apply for planning permission through the Planning Portal.

Permitted development

It is possible to make various types of minor changes to your house, without having to apply for planning permission. These changes are called, permitted development rights. Guidance on rules that relate to permitted development are found on the Planning Portal.

Planning fees

Is the application site within South Downs National Park?

For planning application sites falling within the Chichester Planning Authority Area

Please make fee payments via the planning payment page or, by calling the council's Customers Services team on 01243 534734. For fee advice visit the Planning Portal fee guide .

For planning application sites falling within the South Downs National Park Planning Authority Area

Please call  the council's Customers Services team on 01243 534734. For fee advice visit the Planning Portal fee guide .

What to do if you don't need planning permission

You can apply for a certificate which is a legally binding document that protects all parties and can be relied upon when conducting property searches. There are 2 types of certificates:

  • Apply for a lawful development certificate (Proposed) - this will confirm whether or not your proposal requires planning permission.
  • Apply for lawful development certificate (Existing)  - this will confirm  whether or not planning permission was required for work which has taken place.

View planning constraints and applications in you local area

You can view planning constraints and applications, by using our interactive web mapping system.