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Make a planning application

Make a planning application

Apply Electronically

Please Note: At this present time the Planning Department are receiving high numbers of applications which may affect your determination date.  Whilst we will aim to determine applications within the statutory period, this cannot be guaranteed.  In some cases the planning officer may seek to an extension.  Should the planning officer require any further information to assess your application they will contact you.  To assist planning officers during this time, our Customer Service Centre will be taking planning calls every afternoon.  Please be advised that Customer Service Advisors may not be able to provide answers to specific planning questions and therefore you are advised to view our Planning FAQ’s.  The progress of your application can be tracked by online.

Apply via the Planning portal

Apply for planning permission online 

The quickest and easiest way to submit a planning application is electronically via the Online Planning Portal. Applying online offers you step by step assistance and allows to fill in application forms, attach drawings and to pay the required application fee (if appropriate).  Once paid the application will automatically be released to us to process.

Please note that all documents need to be in PDF format and named appropriately.  Further advice on what documents and drawings are required is listed in our validation requirements.

All planning applications require a site location plan and block plan showing the location and boundaries of the site. The Planning Portal provides a 'Buy a Plan' service where you can purchase appropriate location and block plans for your application.

Emailing your application

If you are unable to submit your application electronically, we are happy to receive your application by email.  Please note that there is a maximum email size limit of 10Mb so if you are sending large attachments please do not assume that we have received them as you may need to send multiple emails.  If you are sending multiple emails, please ensure that this is referred to in the body of the email.  Application submissions can be sent to planapps@braintree.gov.uk.  

Please see our accepted methods of payment.  Please note that if you are not applying and paying electronically via the online Planning Portal then there may be a delay in processing your application.