Making a Planning Application (and forms)

The planning department is not open to visitors due to the fact that staff are continuing to work from home and there is  restricted access to the Council Offices. All applications, documents, comments on applications  and compliance complaints must be submitted electronically. Planning applications need to be made on the planning portal,  CIL forms need to be emailed to , comments on applications need to be made on the online by searching for the application and entering a comment  and compliance forms must be made on the online form

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Please note that if you are making an application for a site that lies within The South Downs National Park  you will need to make your application directly to them.

Arun District Council supports online applications made using the Planning Portal. Unfortunately we cannot accept applications via email.  You can also use the online applications service to produce a site location plan to accompany your application. If you make a Planning Portal application the fee must be paid to the Planning Portal. Payments for these applications cannot be made directly to the Council as the Portal will only release the electronic applications once they have received the fee. Go to the online submission registration page to set yourself up on the Planning Portal and begin the application process. 

Please view our Online Planning Guide which contains useful information on the planning process. If you experience any problems whilst using the Planning Portal please contact the Portal Helpdesk on 0303 444 8800.

Arun District Council also has various validation requirements which depend on the type of application being made:
Householder Validation List December 2020.pdf [pdf] 149KB
Planning validation list[pdf] 384KB
Listed Building Validation List Dec 2020.pdf [pdf] 213KB
Tree Validation List.pdf [pdf] 119KB
Advertisement Consent Validation List.pdf [pdf] 98KB
Matters Reserved by Condition Validation List (1).pdf [pdf] 94KB
Certificates of Lawful Development Validation List.pdf [pdf] 104KB

If you do not own the land where the development is proposed, you will need to serve a notice on the landowner informing them that you are making a planning application. There are three different forms that you may need to use for this purpose


CIL Forms

CIL Guidance.pdf [pdf] 129KB
Form 1 CIL Additional Information.pdf [pdf] 368KB
Form 2 Assumption of Liability.pdf [pdf] 314KB
Form 3 Withdrawal of Assumption of Liability.pdf [pdf] 282KB
Form 4 Transfer of Assumed Liability.pdf [pdf] 299KB
Form 5 Notice of Chargeable Development.pdf [pdf] 302KB
Form 6 Commencement Notice.pdf [pdf] 291KB
Form 7 Self Build Part 2 Exemption Claim.pdf [pdf] 288KB
Form 8 Residential Annex Claim.pdf [pdf] 286KB
Form 9 Extension Exemption.pdf [pdf] 281KB
Form 10 Charitable Social Housing Relief Claim.pdf [pdf] 351KB
Form 11 Exceptional Circumstances Relief Claim.pdf [pdf] 309KB
Form 12 Further Charitable Social Housing Relief Claim.pdf [pdf] 346KB
Form 13 Further Exemption Claim.pdf [pdf] 315KB
Form 14 Phase Credit Application.pdf [pdf] 330KB



To determine the correct fee you can either use the  fee calculator  or download the document  Planning fees.pdf[pdf] 143KB . If you are still unsure you can contact us on 01903 737756.


Quick links to useful documents

There are a number of different application forms depending on your proposal. For help in picking the correct form please call  us on 01903 737756.

Householder Forms

Applying to build domestic extensions, loft conversions, new or altered access, garages and outbuildings, garden fences or walls and satellite dishes.

Article 13 notice for household applications[pdf] 132KB  for applications where notice is to be served on land owners.
To check fees or download the fee form: Planning fees.pdf[pdf] 143KB .
Full Application Forms

Erection of building(s) where you do not wish to make an Outline Planning Application. Erection of an extension to a Commercial Development or Places of Public Assembly i.e. Industrial, office, warehousing, storage, shopping, restaurant, hotel, commercial buildings, rest and nursing homes. Some applications for permanent residential dwellings (including change of use) will attract an affordable housing contribution.

To check fees or download a fee form Planning fees.pdf[pdf] 143KB

Outline Application Forms

Applications to establish the principal of a proposal. New build only. Not to be used for householder extensions. Some applications for permanent residential dwellings (including change of use) will attract an affordable housing contribution.

Article 13 Notice[pdf] 120KB

To check fees or download a fee form  Planning fees.pdf[pdf] 143KB


Article 13 Notice[pdf] 120KB

Notice Under Article 13 Minor Commercial 150415.pdf[pdf] 132KB

To check fees or download a fee form  Planning fees.pdf[pdf] 143KB

Prior Notification Forms

Horticulture Local Development Order

Horticultural-Local-Development-Order Pre Development Notification Form.pdf [pdf] 13MB
Horticultural-Local-Development-Order Intention to start form.pdf [pdf] 3MB
Arun-FINAL-Horticultural-Local-Development-Order.pdf [pdf] 6MB (Please read this document for full details on the process, fee and what development can be handled under this process)