Apply for planning permission
Community Infrastructure Levy
CIL came info effect in Runnymede on 1 March 2021. Development proposing residential (including extensions and outbuldings) and/or offices, where net additional floorspace is 100 square metres (sqm) or more or proposes 1 or more dwellings is affected by the CIL charge. Planning applications for these developments must now be accompanied by a 'CIL Additional Information form' which is available on the Planning Portal website (form 1). Without this form the application will be invalid. For further information on CIL including details of the Council's CIL Charging Schedule can be found here.
Please be advised that the Runnymede Planning team are doing their very best to provide our normal service to our customers. However, there may be times when we may take longer to deal with your enquiry. Please bear with us, in these exceptional times.
We may not be able to carry out extensive site visits, so if you are submitting an application, we would appreciate some recent photographs to help us process your application and we have.
The quickest and easiest way to apply for planning permission is via the Planning Portal website.
Apply online now, or check our guide below if you're new to the planning application process.
Step 1 - Check if you need planning permission
Not all work requires planning permission. You can check whether you need planning permission by using the interactive guide on the Planning Portal.
If you're still unsure, visit our Planning advice page.
Step 2 - Find the right application form
There are different types of planning application which require different forms. The Planning Portal asks questions to guide you to the correct form. You can either complete your application online, or print out the form and send us your application in the post. Pdf forms can be downloaded from our Planning application forms page.
Step 3 - Check what you need to submit
Before submitting your planning application you need to check what additional information you need to provide. Our explains the local requirements.
Step 4 - Submit your application and pay fees
If you'd prefer to apply by post you can still pay for a planning application online. You can also pay by cheque (please put the Planning Portal reference on the back) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01932 425131.
What happens next?
When we receive an application, a Planning Officer will check if anything is missing. If so, they will write to the agent or applicant explaining what is required.
Once we have all the correct information, the application will be registered. From registration, applications normally take a maximum of eight weeks to be determined, with the exception of:
- major applications which take a maximum of 13 weeks
- Householder Prior Notification (Larger Home Extensions) applications which take a maximum of 42 days.
If we need to extend these time limits for any reason, the Case Officer will let you know.
A Decision Notice will be sent to the agent or applicant with the outcome of your application.