Making an Application

Pre-Application Advice

Early engagement has significant potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the planning application system for all parties. 

Do I Need Planning Permission?

If you are unsure if you require planning permission there are various options available to you, which will give you an informal opinion as to whether planning permission is needed.  

Notification of a Larger Household Extension

Householders may now be able to build larger single-storey rear extensions under permitted development rights.

Accredited Agents 

A list of Agents which have a proven track record, of submitting application to us that have all the correct information, drawings and documents.

Apply for Planning Permission

Details of how to apply for planning permission, either online or by post. 

Planning Application Forms

You can download forms and guidance notes for different types of permissions and consents.

Discharge of Conditions

Details of how you can apply to discharge any conditions on approved applications.

Highway Authority

Somerset County Council is the Highway Authority for the area of West Somerset.  They are a statutory consultee and provide us with comments or standing advice on all planning applications.