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Planning application forms and guidance notes

Planning applications forms

Application forms can be accessed to download through the Planning Portal:

Planning application fee schedule

To determine your application fee please refer to the planning application fee guide. (opens new window)

Important: As of the 17 January 2018, Planning Application fees have increased. For more details please visit the Planning legislation (opens new window) website.


Agricultural/forestry buildings guidelines

Agricultural-Forestry Buildings Guidance (PDF) [180KB]

Guidance Note for Farm Buildings and Barn Conversions (PDF) [698KB]

Application procedures

Planning Applications - Advice for Applicants (Word doc) [85KB]

Red Card Procedure - Code of Practice (PDF) [25KB]

Equalities Monitoring Form (PDF) [16KB]

Council procedures

Code of Practice for Members Public Briefings (PDF) [20KB]

Member Involvement in Pre Application Enquiries - Code of Practice (PDF) [49KB]

Planning Applications - The Council's Code of Conduct (PDF) [102KB]

Committee Site Visits - Code of Practice (PDF) [46KB]

Public Speaking at Planning Committee Code of Practice (PDF) [156KB]

Design protocol for urban and rural design

Design Protocol (PDF) [1009KB]

Domestic alterations and extensions guidelines

Design Guidelines for Alterations to Dwellings & Extensions 2 (PDF) [414KB]

General advice

Design and Access Statements (DAS) (PDF) [98KB]

Guidance on ecological surveys and planning applications (PDF) [663KB]

Protected species survey checklist (PDF) [101KB]

Submission Standards for Planning Applications (PDF) [64KB]

User Guide to Planning Obligations and Section 106 Agreements (PDF) [117KB]

Listed building guidance

External Alterations to Listed Buildings in Chichester District (PDF) [434KB]

Windows in Listed Buildings (PDF) [198KB]

Historic England - Traditional Windows: their care, repair and upgrading (PDF) [5MB]


Local List requirements

The Local List sets out Chichester District Council's (CDC) policy on the information which must be provided in support of all planning application types within Chichester District, outside of the South Downs National Park (SDNP), for the council to determine their validity.

Please note the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has separate Local Requirements to CDC which are applicable within the SDNP. 

The CDC Local List includes the mandatory national requirements as specified within the Town and Country (Development Management Procedure) Order (DMPO) and additional information reasonably necessary to enable the council to determine the application.

The current CDC Local List is available to view:


Local list requirements

CDC Local Validation List November 2023 (Word doc) [136KB]

Draft local list requirements now open for consultation

CDC Draft Local Validation List (Word doc) [133KB]

This is the council's new draft local list requirements document which is open for consultation until 12 October. Please send your views or comments to made for the attention of Sam Carter, the Administration and Business Support Manager.

Public Access help and guidance

Advice on how to make a comment (PDF) [63KB]

Help for Consultees (PDF) [69KB]

Help with using Public Access (PDF) [138KB]

Measuring from plans (PDF) [133KB]

Planning payments (PDF) [146KB]

Public Access Guide - Search and Comment on an Application (Word doc) [1MB]

Recreation Disturbance of Birds in Special Protection Areas

Recreational Disturbance of Birds in Special Protection Areas April 2023 (Word doc) [23KB]

Residential and commercial developments guidance

Guide to Disability Access Statements for Planning Applications (PDF) [182KB]

Mobile Telecommunications Masts (PDF) [171KB]

Shopfront and Advertising Design (PDF) [1MB]

Green Infrastructure Developer Checklist (PDF) [91KB]

CDC Waste Storage and Collection Guidance 25Jan17 (PDF) [1MB]


Tree preservation & hedgerow consent applications

Tree preservation and hedgerow application forms
Application formGuidance notes

Application for hedgerow removal notice


Application for hedgerow removal notice guidance

Application for tree works


Application for tree works guidance