The quickest and most efficient way of submitting an application to Mendip District Council is to apply using the Planning Portal. This will save you the cost of printing and postage.
COVID-19: Guidance relating to the Planning Process in the current situation
Due to the current situation with Covid-19 the Planning Service, with respect to Development Management, has adopted new procedures as from 8 April 2020.
Full details can be found here
Applications can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hard copy applications should be posted to:
Mendip District Council,
Cannards Grave Road,
Do not submit applications to individual Officer email addresses.
Planning Application Requirements - Forms and Checklists:
The table below lists the types of applications you can apply for with information on how to apply and a corresponding checklist.
Please take care to read the checklist for your relevant type of application as this provides the validation checklist and explains what information is a national requirement or a local requirement. It is important to read the checklist because if you do not submit all the information required your application will be found to be invalid which will delay its consideration.
Please also see our tips for a successful application.
Tips to ensuring your application is submitted correctly
Applicants and Developers are encouraged to seek pre-application advice prior to submit a planning application. Gaining pre-application advice can identify potential issues at an early stage so that they can be addressed before submitting a formal application for planning permission.
Further details of Mendip District Councils Pre-Application Advice
Information provided on the application form and accompanying drawings and documents will be made available on the internet
Mendip Planning Privacy Notice
Applications submitted electronically, will be treated as having been delivered at 9.00am on the next working day.
N.B. application forms state that we require a total of 4 copies of any application that is submitted in hard copy. Mendip District Council only require that 2 copies are submitted.
Viability Assessments or Financial Information:
Please note that in line with National Planning Policy Guidance any viability assessment or financial information which an applicant wishes to rely on will be published on our website in full. We will not accept documents titled 'confidential' and we will only allow redacted versions in exceptional circumstances where specific commercial harm will need to be demonstrated in order to justify those redactions.
Application type, planning portal and checklists
| ||Application Type||Planning Portal||Application Form||Checklist Link|
|1||Householder Application for Planning Permission||Planning Portal||Form||Householder Development Application Checklist |
|2||Householder Application with Listed Building Consent||Planning Portal||Form||Householder Application with Listed Building Consent Checklist |
|3||Householder Application and Demolition in a Conservation Area||Planning Portal||Form||Householder Development Application Checklist |
|4||Full Planning Permission||Planning Portal||Form||Full Planning Permission Application Checklist|
|5||Full Planning Permission with Listed Building Consent||Planning Portal||Form||Full Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent Application Checklist|
|6||Full Planning Permission and Demolition in a Conservation Area||Planning Portal||Form||Full Planning Permission Application Checklist|
|7||Full Planning Permission with Advertisement Consent||Planning Portal||Form||Full Planning Permission with Advertisement Consent Application Checklist |
|8||Outline Planning Permission - Some Matters Reserved||Planning Portal||Form|| Outline Planning Permission with some matters reserved Application Checklist |
|9||Outline Planning Permission - All Matters Reserved||Planning Portal||Form||Outline Planning Permission with all matters reserved Application Checklist |
|10||Approval of Reserved Matters||Planning Portal||Form||Reserved Matters Application Checklist |
|11||Listed Building Consent||Planning Portal||Form||Listed Building Consent Application Checklist |
|12||Demolition in a Conservation Area||Planning Portal||Form||Demolition in a Conservation Area Application Checklist |
|13||Advertisement Consent||Planning Portal||Form||Advertisement Consent Application Checklist|
|14||Certificate of Lawful use or Development - Existing||Planning Portal||Form||Certificate of Lawful Use or Development (Existing) Application Checklist|
|15||Certificate of Lawful Use or Development - Proposed||Planning Portal||Form||Certificate of Lawful Use or Development (Proposed) Application Checklist|
|16||Removal or Variation of a Condition||Planning Portal||Form||Removal or Variation of Condition Application Checklist |
|17||Non-Material Amendment to a Planning Permission||Planning Portal||Form||Non-Material Amendments to Planning Permissions |
|18||Approval of Details Reserved by Conditions||Planning Portal||Form||Approval of Details Reserved by Condition Application Checklist |
|19||Request for Confirmation of Compliance With Planning Conditions||No form is available||N/A||Confirmation of Compliance with Planning Conditions Application Checklist |
|20||Prior Notification of Agricultural Development - Proposed Building||Planning Portal||Form||Agricultural Notification Checklist |
|21||Prior Notification of Agricultural Development - Proposed Road||Planning Portal||Form||Agricultural Notification Checklist |
|22||Prior Notification of Agricultural Development - Proposed Excavation||Planning Portal||Form||Agricultural Notification Checklist |
|23||Prior Notification of Agricultural Development - Proposed Fish Tanks||Planning Portal||Form||Agricultural Notification Checklist |
|24||Prior Notification for Telecommunications||Planning Portal||Form||Prior Notification for Telecommunications Application Checklist |
|25||Prior Notification for Proposed Demolition||Planning Portal||Form||Prior Notification for Demolition Application Checklist |
|26||Hedgerow Removal Notice||Planning Portal||Form||Hedgerow Removal Application Checklist |
|27||Works to trees in a Conservation Area and/or subject to a TPO||Planning Portal||Form||Works to Trees in a Conservation Area and/or subject to a Tree Preservation Order Application Checklist |
|28||Permission in Principle||Planning Portal|
|29||Application to Divert or Stop Up of a Public Footpath or Bridleway||Planning Portal||Form||Application to Divert or Stop up a Public Footpath or Bridleway Checklist |
|30||Discharge or Modification of a Section 106 Agreement||Planning Portal||Modification or Discharge of S106 Obligations Application Checklist|
Prior Approval to Change the Use of Land/Buildings From Agriculture to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery
|Planning Portal||Form||Notification for Prior Approval to Change the Use of Land/Buildings From Agriculture to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery Checklist |
|32||Prior Approval to Change the Use from Agricultural to Residential||Planning Portal||Form||Notification for Prior Approval to Change the Use from Agricultural Building to Residential Dwelling Checklist |
|33||Prior Approval to Change the Use from Class B1 (offices) to residential||Planning Portal||Form||Notification for Prior Approval to Change the Use of Land/Buildings from Use Class B1, C1, C2, C2A or D2 to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery Checklist |
|34||Prior Approval to Change the Use of Land/Buildings From Classes A1 (Shops) or A2 (Financial/Professional Services) to Class C3 (Dwellinghouses)||Planning Portal||Form||Notification for Prior Approval to Change the Use of Land/Buildings From Classes A1 (Shops) or A2 (Financial/Professional Services) to Class C3 (Dwellinghouses) Checklist |
|35||Prior Approval to Change the Use of Buildings/Land From B1, C1, C2, C2A or D2 to a State-Funded School||Planning Portal||Form||Notification for Prior Approval to Change the Use of Land/Buildings From Classes A1 (Shops) or A2 (Financial/Professional Services) to Class C3 (Dwellinghouses) Checklist |
|36||Prior Approval for development consisting of the provision of temporary school buildings on vacant commercial land and the use of that land as a state-funded school for up to 3 academic years||Planning Portal||Form||Notification for Prior Approval for development consisting of the provision of temporary school buildings on vacant commercial land and the use of that land as a state-funded school for up to 3 academic years |
|37||Prior Approval for change of use from Class A1 (shops), Class A2 (financial and professional services), or Class A5 (hot food takeaways) or a betting shop, pay day loan shop or laundrette, to a use falling within Class B1(a) (offices)||Planning Portal||N/A|| |
|38||Prior Approval for change of use from Class A5 (hot food takeaways) to Class C3 (dwellinghouses)||Planning Portal||N/A|| |
|39||Prior Approval of a Larger Home Extension||Planning Portal||N/A||Planning Portal checklist|