Submit a planning application

Page updated on: 06/11/2019

We accept online and paper applications. We only need one copy of your application form and the accompanying documents with the relevant fee. We recommend that you read the guidance on the different application types before starting your application. If you have any queries please contact us on 01558 825285 or e-mail planningregistrations@carmarthenshire.gov.uk 

The easiest way to for you to submit your planning application is online using the Planning Applications Wales website. Completing a form online ensures you are prompted to answer only questions relevant to your application. Your completed application form is sent directly to us for processing.

The Development Management Manual (annex 7) provides guidance on the information required for a valid planning application and other similar consents.

Apply for planning permission         Download guidance notes for online applications (pdf)   

If you’d prefer to submit a paper application, you can download and print a pdf version here and return it by post to Civic Offices, Crescent Road, Llandeilo, SA19 6HW with the relevant fee. We only need one copy of your application form and the accompanying documents.

It is important that you read the accompanying help text as incorrect completion will delay the processing of your application.

You will need to download and complete an agricultural planning evaluation questionnaire when applying for planning permission for agricultural dwellings or buildings.


Householder planning

The Householder application should be used for proposals to alter or enlarge a single house, including works within the curtilage (boundary/garden) of a house.


Householder planning permission application form

Help to complete householder planning application


Householder planning & demolition in a conservation area

Help to complete a combined application for householder planning and demolition in a conservation area


Householder planning & listed building consent

Help to complete a combined application for householder planning and listed building consent


Full planning permission


Full planning permission

Help to complete your full planning permission application


If you need to apply for two consent types, e.g. full permission and listed building consent, combined forms are available that include the questions for both application types. If you use one of these combined forms, even though you only have to complete one form, it will be treated as two applications and you will be given two application numbers, one for each type of consent.


Full planning & listed building consent

Help to complete a combined application for full planning and listed consent


Full planning & display of advertisements

Help to complete a combined application for full planning & display of advertisements 


Full planning & demolition in a conservation area

Help to complete a combined application for full planning & demolition in a conservation area


Listed building consent and Demolition in a conservation area


Listed building consent

Help to complete a listed building consent application


Demolition in a conservation area

Help to complete a demolition in a conservation area application


Advertisement consent


Consent to display an advertisement

Help to complete a consent to display an advertisement application


Outline planning permission


Outline planning permission: some matters reserved

Help to complete outline planning permission: some matters reserved application


Outline planning permission: all matters reserved 

Help to complete outline planning permission: all matters reserved application


Approval of reserved matters


Approval of reserved matters

Help to complete a approval of reserved matters application


Removal or Variation of condition(s)


Removal / Variation of a condition

Help to complete a removal / variation of a condition application


Discharge of condition(s)


Approval of details reserved by a condition (discharge of condition)

Help to complete a approval of details reserved by a condition (discharge of condition) application


Non-material amendment


Non-material amendment

Help to complete a non-material amendment application


Lawful development certificates


Lawful development - existing use

Help to complete a lawful development: existing use application


Lawful development - proposed use

Help to complete a lawful development: proposed use application


Prior notification


Prior notification - building (agricultural/forestry)

Help to complete a prior notification - building (agricultural/forestry) application


Prior notification - road (agricultural/forestry)

Help to complete a prior notification - road (agricultural/forestry) application


Prior notification - excavation/waste material (agricultural/forestry)

Help to complete a prior notification - excavation/waste material (agricultural/forestry) application


Prior notification - fish tank/cage (agricultural/forestry)

Help to complete a prior notification - fish tank/cage (agricultural/forestry) application


Prior notification - demolition

Help to complete a prior notification - demolition application


Prior notification - development by telecoms operators

Help to complete a prior notification - development by telecoms operators application


Tree works to TPOs and trees in a conservation area


Tree works: trees in conservation areas/subject to TPOs

Help to complete a tree works: trees in conservation areas / subject to TPOs application


Hedgerow Removal


Hedgerow removal notice

Help to complete a hedgerow removal notice application

As part of your application you will need to show who owns the land/property you want to develop. If there is shared ownership you will also need to download the relevant notice.

Location and site/block plans can be purchased from any approved online Ordnance Survey map provider, such as Blackwells, or you can make an appointment to purchase location and site (block) plans at one of our Customer Service Hwbs at Carmarthen, Llanelli or Ammanford.

When using Ordnance Survey mapping for planning applications, the map should:

  • Show OS Crown copyright as an acknowledgement.
  • Show the correct licence number if you wish to print or copy maps for applications.
  • Not be a Land Registry document.
  • Not be used for multiple applications.
  • Not be a photocopy or screen grab image.
  • Not to be copied from existing OS mapping if using hand drawn maps – such as standard sheets.

Although the following specific details are not all required for an application to be registered as valid, they will assist us to understand the application. The Development Management Manual (annex 7) provides guidance on the information required for a valid planning application and other similar consents.

Location plan

  • Scale 1:1250 or 1:2500.
  • North point, date and drawing number.
  • Outline the application property/site with a red line.
  • Draw a blue line around any other land owned by the applicant, close to or adjoining the application site.
  • Show the application property/site in relation to at least two named roads and surrounding buildings where possible.

Details of existing site layout

  • Scale, typically 1:200 or appropriate scale to ascertain required level of detail.
  • North point, date and number on plans.
  • Show the whole property/site, including all buildings, gardens, open spaces and car parking.
  • Any relevant assessments carried out.

Details of proposed site layout

  • Scale, typically 1:200.
  • North point, date and number on plans.
  • Show the siting of any new building or extension, vehicular/pedestrian access, changes in levels, landscape proposals, including trees to be removed, new planting, new or altered boundary walls and fences, and new hard-surfaced open spaces.
  • Show proposals in the context of adjacent buildings/environment.
  • Illustrate elevation and cross sections of the steepest elevation.

Floor plans

  • Scale 1:50 or 1:100.
  • In the case of an extension, show the floor layout of the existing building to indicate the relationship between the two, clearly indicating new work.
  • Show floor plans in the context of adjacent buildings, where appropriate.
  • In the case of minor applications it may be appropriate to combine the layout and floor plan (unless any demolition is involved).
  • Include a roof plan where necessary to show a complex roof or alteration to one.

Elevations

  • Scale 1:50 or 1:100 (consistent with floor plans) which include figured dimensions.
  • Show every elevation of a new building or extension.
  • For an extension or alteration, clearly distinguish existing and proposed elevations.
  • Include details of material and external appearance.
  • Show elevations in the context of adjacent buildings, where appropriate.

Cross Sections

  • Scale 1:50/1:100 (consistent with floor plans), where appropriate.

In the case of large scale or complex development proposals, models, computer-based representations, three dimensional drawings and perspectives may also be particularly useful.

You will need to download and complete an agricultural planning evaluation questionnaire when applying for planning permission for agricultural dwellings or buildings. 

Agricultural planning evaluation questionnaire

Please note that Building Regulations approval is a separate matter from obtaining planning permission for your work. Our Building Control team can work with businesses and householders to help ensure your project runs smoothly and efficiently through the design, approval and construction processes. We also provide a free building regulation pre-application advice, if required.

When submitting an application, in most cases there will be a planning application fee. However, for some types of consent, eg listed buildings and planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area, no application fee is required. A list of exemptions and concessions can be viewed in the fees document.

Fees are set by the Welsh Government and are the same for all Welsh planning authorities.

If you are unsure about the appropriate fee for your application, you are strongly advised to contact us in advance of submitting your application, as an incorrect fee will delay the processing of your application.

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The correct fee must be submitted with your application otherwise it will not be validated and no work will be undertaken on processing or assessing your application.

Online payments

Other accepted payment methods

You will need to provide the following details when making your payment - type of application, application reference number or name and application location if you do not have a reference number yet and the correct application fee.

  • By Telephone - We accept Maestro, Solo or Visa debit cards. If you’d like to speak to a member of staff in the cashier's team - call 01267 228686 during office hours, 9am - 5pm.
  • By post - Make cheques payable to ‘Carmarthenshire County Council’ and post to: Planning Services, Civic Offices, Crescent Road, Llandeilo, SA19 6HW.
  • In Person - You can make a cash, credit/debit card or cheque payment at your nearest customer service hwb in Ammanford, Carmarthen or Llanelli.
  • BACS Payment - email planningregistrations@carmarthenshire.gov.uk for further details and to set up a BACS payment.

 

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