Submitting a planning application
Application forms and fees
Information and documents required
Important Notice: The Council implemented a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) on 1 January 2019 . Applicants for planning permission for residential developments 11+ dwellings need to complete the CIL additional liability form.
Calculate your CIL costs
You can use this online calculator to provide an indication of the level of CIL payable for your development:
CIL payments must be index linked from the year that CIL was introduced to the year that the planning permission is granted. This guidance document sets out how indexation will affect all CIL chargeable development permitted from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 within the three JCS authorities of Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Gloucester.
The National and Local List of Planning Application Requirements sets out the information we require to assess the impacts of the planning application. If you do not think the information is needed for a specific application, then please state your reasons for us to consider. Please see the current national and local list here
Before you submit your application, use our validation checklists to ensure that you have prepared all the required documents. If you do not include all the required documents, your application will be made invalid.
View the validation checklist for each application type:
Full Planning Applications
Applications for outline permission
Application for Reserved Matters and Removal or Variation of Conditions
Application for Approval of Conditions
Application for Listed Building Consent and Conservation Area Consent (ONLY)
Application for advertisement consent (ONLY)
Lawful development certificate applications
Application for Tree Works
See the Planning Portal website for information about the following application
- Prior notification for domestic householder extension
- Prior approval notification for change of use - office to residential
- Prior approval notification under Class M for change of use
Planning guidance documents
Discharge and Condition Information
Condition Discharge Applications
There are often conditions attached to planning permissions that need further details, for example, samples of materials. This additional information must be submitted to us for formal agreement - known as 'discharge of conditions'.
You should allow plenty of time for your condition discharge submissions to be considered and approved (discharged) by us. It's important you know where there may be long lead-in times during your development, for example when you need to order materials or engage a contractor for works arising from the specific conditions outlined and allow for this in your development planning.
Applications with multiple conditions to be discharged
If a condition discharge application includes multiple conditions to be discharged, the formal decision will only be issued when all the conditions the subject of the application have been approved. If an applicant requires a formal decision prior to all conditions being approved, the only option will be to amend the application to remove the conditions that have yet to be approved or to issue a split decision, discharging those conditions that can be approved and refusing the remainder.
Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply for either a single condition discharge for an application, or to group conditions for related topics, e.g. materials and architectural treatment, drainage or topics that have related impacts, e.g. contaminated land remediation and levels, drainage and landscaping.
Applications for multiple conditions to be discharged at the same time will need to complete the Condition Discharge Information Form