Submit a planning application
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The following guidance will help you understand which application you need to submit. You can also answer a series of questions on the Planning Application Wales website which will guide you to the correct application type.
- Householder planning permission guidance notes (pdf)
- Full planning permission guidance notes (pdf)
- Outline planning permission: some matters reserved guidance notes (pdf)
- Outline planning permission: all matters reserved guidance notes (pdf)
- Approval of reserved matters guidance notes (pdf)
- Listed building consent guidance notes (pdf)
- Demolition in a conservation area guidance notes (pdf)
- Consent to display an advertisement guidance notes (pdf)
- Removal/Variation of a condition guidance notes (pdf)
- Approval of details reserved by a condition (discharge of condition) guidance notes (pdf)
- Lawful development - existing use guidance notes (pdf)
- Lawful development - proposed use guidance notes (pdf)
- Non-material amendment guidance notes (pdf)
- Prior notification - building, road, excavation / waste material and fish tank / cage (agricultural / forestry) guidance notes (pdf)
- Prior notification - demolition guidance notes (pdf)
- Prior notification - development by telecoms operators (pdf)
- Tree works: trees in conservation areas/subject to TPOs guidance notes (pdf)
- Hedgerow removal notice guidance notes (pdf)
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.
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.
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.
Full planning permission
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.
Listed building consent and Demolition in a conservation area
Outline planning permission
Approval of reserved matters
Removal or Variation of condition(s)
Discharge of condition(s)
Lawful development certificates
Tree works to TPOs and trees in a conservation area
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- If you submit your application online you can pay the fee at the same time using the Planning Application Wales website.
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 email@example.com for further details and to set up a BACS payment.
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