Planning site visits: Householder applications

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are unable to undertake physical site visits for most planning applications.

Therefore, to assist with a virtual site visit, applicants are requested to provide photos for householder planning applications. Depending on the location of the proposed works, it is recommended that the following photos be submitted with householder applications for planning permission.

More information on what photos we require. 

Cyber incident (planning)

Please see our planning cyber incident page for latest updates.

Planning updates

Submitting a planning application

 Application forms and fees


Information and documents required

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. If submitting an application by post, please ensure that you include a list of plans and documents submitted with the application.

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 

Calculate your CIL costs

Important Notice: The Council implemented a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) on 1 January 2019 . Applicants for planning permission for residential developments of 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 page on our website. 

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 shows the impact that indexation has had on the charging schedule since it came into force on the 1st January 2019 and how it will affect all CIL chargeable development permitted from the 1st January 2022 to the 31st December 2022 in Gloucester.

CIL Rate Summary Report 2021

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

Flood Risk and Drainage guidance for Householder applications

Waste storage and collection guidance


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