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Planning championWe strongly recommend that you make your planning application online via the Planning Portal. Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, upload supporting documents and pay the appropriate fee online by credit or debit card, or telephone. Any applications which are made invalid and where the additional information requested is not submitted within the time frame given, will be returned in the post along with a 25% administration cost taken from the planning fee refund.

Apply for planning permission online via the Planning Portal.

National and Local Validation checklists (15 April 2015) - Validation checklists for planning applications National and Local Requirements.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
All planning applications must provide sufficient information to allow the city council to determine whether the development is liable to pay the Community Infrastructure Levy. Applicants are therefore required to complete the CIL Additional Information Form which must be submitted with their application(s).

Developer Contributions
Sometimes planning permission for new developments will include obligations to help support local services.

Solent Disturbance and Mitigation Project
All applications for planning permission or prior approval for new residential development across the city received after Monday 7 July 2014 will need to provide a means of mitigating the development’s impact upon the ecological importance of the Special Protection Areas within and around the Solent.

Most planning applications require a location plan and a site plan (also known as a block plan), to be submitted as supporting documents. The most common reason for planning applications being rejected is that the accompanying plans are invalid. You can buy plans from one of the Planning Portal's accredited suppliers

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