Application forms and guidance notes
online ensuring that you submit all the information
we need (see our validation checklists which set out the
information we will need before applications for planning
permission are considered to be valid).
Registration is easy and you can complete your application form,
upload supporting documents and pay fees online.
The benefits of applying online include:
- Immediate delivery and acknowledgement
- Savings on postage and printing costs
- Online help function when completing applications
- Online record of your completed applications
Please note a planning application cannot be progressed
until all the necessary supporting information and the appropriate
fee is received.
are available to download from the
Please make sure you have paid the correct
fee and checked our validation checklist
before submitting your application. If you do not
send all the information we need your application will be deemed
*NEW* Notification of Intent to Build a Householder
The new Notification/Prior Approval of rear householder
extensions comes into force from 30th May
This relates to single storey rear extensions
only that project between 3 metres and 6 metres for a terrace or
semi-detached and between 4 metres and 8 metres for a detached
dwelling. Both of these measurements are taken from the back
wall of the dwelling (as it was originally built).
Some parts of Sefton have a long history of intense industrial
activity and this has had an enormous impact on the condition of
much of the land. Also, in common with many urban areas, Sefton has
a large proportion of land which has been redeveloped at least
once. In many cases when a site comes forward for further
redevelopment, contamination may be present.
Government guidance advises that a potential contamination is a
material planning consideration and that developers will be
required to ensure that land is decontaminated as part of the
planning process. For many sites in the Borough and many forms of
development it will be necessary to address the issue of land
This can be a complex and lengthy procedure. If your site is
contaminated a survey will need to be carried out. This may
sometimes be a desktop exercise but often a full ground
investigation will be required with appropriate remedial measures
agreed and carried out. Detailed advice and guidance on
contaminated land has been produced by the our Environment
Department and should be referred to at the earliest stage
possible prior to making a planning application.
Additional Forms which may be
If you do not own the site, or your foundations will encroach
onto land you do not own, you must complete a Certificate
B (word 54Kb)
it with your planning application. A Notice No 1 for Individuals
should be completed and
given to the owner of the application site to inform them of your
Do my neighbours have the right to
object to my application?
Regulations: No, but whilst there is not requirement in
the Building Regulations to consult your neighbours, it would be
prudent to do so. In any event, you should be careful that
the work does not encroach on their property.
Planning: Yes, if Planning Permission is
needed, we will ask your neighbours and other organisations for
their comments. They will usually have at least 21 days in
which to make any written comments.
Objections may be raised under
other legislation e.g. the Party Wall Act 1996.
Last Updated on 5/30/2013