Planning application forms
The quickest and easiest way to apply for permission is to apply online at the Planning Portal. Otherwise please download your form from this page and post four copies to us, along with the correct plans and fee.
What forms, drawings and documents should accompany my application?
Forms can be found at the bottom of this page. Please also download our Planning Application Requirements document for a full breakdown of what documents are required.
Please note: Incorrect and insufficient information delays over half the applications we receive. Please take the time to read the information on this page.
What fee should I pay?
Without payment of the correct fee we will not process your application. Please use our schedule of fees to work out the right fee for your application. The Planning Portal also offers an online fee calculator to help you choose the correct fee. Please make cheques payable to 'London Borough of Lambeth'. At present we do not have a facility for telephone payments.
Use these forms if your proposal involves the extension of a house, addition of garage or outbuilding within its boundary or other domestic related works, such as a vehicle crossover:
Full Planning Permission
These forms cover most types of application for proposals involving residential and/or commercial use or development including changes of use of a residential property, such as converting a house to flats.
Outline Planning Permission and Reserved Matters
Outline Planning Permission allows some specific parts of a permission to be reserved for future approval (approval of reserved matters). Outline Planning Permission applications are generally used for larger developments.
Applications related to conditions on existing Planning Permissions
Many planning permissions have conditions attached to them, some of which an applicant may subsequently want to remove or vary. Conditions may also cover more detailed aspects of the development and may need to be discharged prior to implementation of the permission.
Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent
Use these forms if your proposal involves the demolition, alteration or extension of a listed building or the demolition of a building, wall, fence or railing in a conservation area. If you are also applying for other permissions or consent please note the combined forms available in the other sections on this page.
Use these forms if your proposal involves the display of an outdoor advertisement or sign.
Certificates of Lawfulness
If you want to establish whether a proposed use or development requires(or required) planning permission use the forms below. Please see the guidance notes included with this form for more details.
Work to trees
Please use these forms when making an application to us for works to protected trees or hedgerows.
Other application forms and notices
When applying for planning permission you will need to notify anyone else who owns a freehold or leasehold interest in the land. Which notice you should send depends on the circumstances of the proposal.
If you are submitting a household application:
For all other applications Notice 1 is to be printed and served to owners if Certificate B or C is completed on the application form.
Where the owner is unknown the Notice to Unknown Owners, Notice 2, is for publication in a local newspaper if Certificate C or D is completed on the application form:
A copy of the notice must also be sent to us with the application.
Extending the time limits of existing planning permissions
This form should be used to make an application for a new planning permission to extend the time limit for implementation of an extant planning permission. It should also be used where an extant listed building consent or conservation area consent is associated with the planning permission, and the applicant also wishes to extend the time limit for implementation for that consent.
Non-material amendments following planning permission
Following a grant of planning permission, it may be necessary to make amendments to the permission. Where these are non-material, this form can be used to apply. Whether or not a proposed amendment is non-material will depend on the circumstances of the case – a change which may be non-material in one case could be material in another.