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Making a planning application

 

If you are planning any building or demolition work in Cardiff you must:

 

​and finally

 

You can also download planning forms and return them to the address on this page.

 

Application forms

 

All the forms and help guides listed here are also available from the Planning Portal websiteExternal link opens in a new window .

 

For work around your house, including:

 

  • external changes
  • building a new structure 

 

you will need the following form:

 


For building work on commercial properties including:

 

 

you will need:

 

 

 

Outline planning permission (PDF 847 KB)External link opens in a new window may sometimes be appropriate when you need an agreement ‘in principle’ about your planned development, without having to commit to a specific design or layout. This type of planning application allows fewer specific details about the proposal to be submitted. Reserved matters can include:  appearance, means of access, landscaping, layout and scale. Application help guide (PDF 96.4 KB)External link opens in a new window .

 

Outline planning permission with all matters reserved (PDF 759 KB)External link opens in a new window means that none of the additional details, such as appearance, means of access, landscaping, layout, have to be specified at this stage. There is application information in the help guide (PDF 63.6 KB)External link opens in a new window

 

Reserved matters following outline approval (PDF 343 KB)External link opens in a new window If you have filled in one of the two types of outline planning permission forms (with either some or all matters reserved), you will need to fill in this form at a later date to get permission for the matters that were reserved – or not specified - before you start work. Help guide (PDF 35.4 KB).External link opens in a new window

 

If you want to put up an advert, such as:

 

  • shop or business fronts (with or without lights)
  • light projections
  • hoarding
  • hanging signs
  • flags

 

you must submit an Advertisement Application Form (PDF 356 KB)External link opens in a new window .

 

More information about filling in your application can be found in the help guide (PDF 24.7 KB)External link opens in a new window

An Application to Discharge a Condition (PDF 325 KB)External link opens in a new window is needed when a condition in the planning permission or listed building consent requests additional information. The details or documents you have been asked for need to be submitted for approval before your building work can begin. The help guide (PDF 19.6 KB)External link opens in a new window offers more information about filling in the application form. 

 

Removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission (PDF 346 KB)External link opens in a new window is for when you have already been granted planning permission but would like to remove or change a condition of the permission, for example changing the opening times of a planned business or commercial property. Help guide (PDF 35.4 KB)External link opens in a new window .

Non-Material Amendment to an Existing Planning Permission (PDF 330 KB)Link opens in a new window is for when you need to amend details previously approved such as a minor change of design or materials used on a project. Help guide (2PDF 26.5 KB)Link opens in a new window

If you want to pull down your house, or business premises, we may have to agree the details of how you plan to carry out the demolition and how you propose to restore the site afterwards. 

 

How to apply:

 

There is more information on the Planning Portal websiteExternal link opens in a new window where you can also apply online for permission to demolish a buildingExternal link opens in a new window .

 

However, if you would rather fill in an application form and post it back to us than complete your application online, you will need to fill in three types of document: 

 


If your building is in a conservation area:​


If you are planning to demolish a building or structures in a conservation area you will need to apply for Conservation area consent for demolition (PDF 344 KB)External link opens in a new window . You can use the help guide (PDF 37.6 KB)External link opens in a new window when filling in the form. 

 

This will run alongside a full planning application so two applications will be required in some instances.

 

For more information about listed buildings in Cardiff you can contact the conservation team

 

Tel: 029 2087 3485

 

You must apply for Listed Building Consent (PDF 422 KB)External link opens in a new window if you are planning any demolition, alteration or extension which affects the character of a statutory listed building. Applications can be made online at Planning Applications Wales​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window . A Heritage Impact Statement (561kb PDF)​​​​​​External link opens in a new window ​  is required for all Listed Building Consent applications.

 

View listed buildings on a mapExternal link opens in a new window

 

You need consent for work on any parts of the building, no matter what grade it is and if the feature you will be working on is specifically mentioned in the graded list description or not. Work can include other buildings or structures associated with the main listed building and may also apply to boundary walls. There is more information about filling in the application form in the help guide (PDF 47 KB)External link opens in a new window .

 

This will run alongside a full application so two applications will be required in some instances.

If you own a piece of land or building and it is currently being used for an activity – such as to run a business - you can apply for a statutory document which can prove if that use is legal. 

 

This is called a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC) and it proves if an activity or operation taking place in a building or on land is legal. This can include:

 

  • if an area is being used to park company vehicles
  • if an area or building is being used store equipment or stock
  • checking the opening times of a building, site or business are legal.

 

This can be useful if you are trying to sell land but find out that plan​ning permission was never granted and you want to show any potential buyers that the action or business taking place is lawful. You do, however, need to provide evidence to show the use or works have been in place for at least 10 years.

 

You can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate (PDF 479 KB)External link opens in a new window by downloading and filling in the form. 

 

There is also a help guide (PDF 40 KB)External link opens in a new window with information about how to fill in the form.

If you are planning to use land or a building for an activity, you can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development (PDF 358 KB)External link opens in a new window

 

Use the Help Guide (PDF 24 KB)External link opens in a new window when filling in the form.

If building work is planned the owner of the land, buildings or site must be told, this is called giving notice. The owner of the site is the freeholder, or leaseholder if there is at least seven years of the leasehold left.

 

Complete an Owner's Notice Form (PDF 22.6 KB)Link opens in a new window .

 

If the owner is not known you must complete a Notice to be published for Certificates C and D and Owners Notice Form (PDF 117 KB)External link opens in a new window which must be published in a local newspaper.

 

You can contact us for more details or visit the Planning Portal websiteExternal link opens in a new window .  


 

Contact us 


 

For more information about any of these application forms, or for general advice and support about your planned project, please contact us.

 

Development Management
Strategic Planning, Highways and Traffic and Transport
Room 201
County Hall
Atlantic Wharf
Cardiff
CF10 4UW

 

029 2233 0800

 

Listed buildings - contact Conservation:

Application forms, general advice and support - contact Development: 

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