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Planning information
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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.

Further information on CIL is available on both the Planning Portal Website or the CIL pages on the Joint Core Strategy website

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 2020 to 31 December 2020 within the three JCS authorities of Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Gloucester.

Indexed Charging Schedule for 2020

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

National and Local List of Planning Application Requirements

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:

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

Scheme of delegation

Guide to speaking at Planning Committee

Home extension guide

Design and access statements

Historic environment statements

CIL guidance

Condition Discharge Information


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