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Submit a Planning Application Online

Planning fees will be increasing on 6th December 2023.

Following debates in Parliament, the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 have been approved and made on 8th November. The Regulations do the following:

  • Increase planning application fees by 35% for applications for major development and 25% for all other applications.
  • Introduce an annual indexation of planning applications fees, capped at 10%, from 1 April 2025.
  • Remove the fee exemption for repeat applications (the 'free-go'). An applicant will still be able to benefit from a free-go if their application was withdrawn or refused in the preceding 12 months, subject to all other conditions for the free-go being met.
  • Reduce the Planning Guarantee for non-major planning applications from 26 to 16 weeks.
  • Introduce a new prior approval fee of £120 for applications for prior approval for development by the Crown on closed defence sites.

Submit your planning application online now using The Planning Portal: 
Do it Online

The Planning Portal offers the following benefits;

  • Your fee is paid straight to the Portal when you have completed your online application.
  • All files are uploaded to Basildon Council on submission. This speeds up the validation process.

The Planning department at Basildon Council will operate with a paperless system from the 1st of January 2019. By using the planning portal you are helping us to achieve this.

Plans, documents and supporting information to include with your application

If your application affects a Listed Building, you may need to include a separate Listed Building Consent Form along with your Planning Application. See Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas.

The full range of requirements can be found within Basildon's National and Local List of Validation requirements for Planning Applications, which shall apply to all applications submitted on or after 1st July 2019.