Make sure you're applying for a property located in the city of Cambridge.
The easiest way to apply is through the Planning Portal website, except for the following application types:
These application types aren't available on the Planning Portal and must be sent by post, follow the instructions below.
The Planning Portal site has all the relevant information to guide you through making an application.
In writing / by post
You can download the Cambridge city application forms from the Planning Portal (please see the two exceptions above). Follow the on-screen instructions to find the relevant form.
If applying in writing, forms need to be printed and sent by post or delivered by hand to us. We require one copy for householder and minor planning applications. Please contact us to clarify the number of copies required for major planning applications.
Every planning application needs a site location plan and block plan showing the location and boundaries of the site you're planning to work on. The Planning Portal's 'Buy a Plan' service can help to ensure that you meet these requirements.
You also need refer to the local list [PDF], local supplementary list [PDF] and accetable file guidance [PDF, 29kB] - these set out further information that will be required to process your application.
Delayed or invalid applications
Failure to submit a completed application form with all the required documents will result in your application being held up. It's best to submit any information that relates to your application at the outset of your submission.
All fees need to be paid before an application can be considered. You can:
We can't accept applications by email.
Full details about:
can all be found on our planning process page.
The Planning Portal Glossary is a summary of phrases relating to land use and planning matters in England only. It covers a variety of issues ranging from new development and regeneration, to conservation and environmental protection.
A list of all application types.