Planning application forms and validation checklists

Application forms

All planning applications have to be made on the 1-App form. You can register and then submit an application direct to us electronically or download printable forms to send to us by post. Please make sure you refer to the guidance provided by the Planning Portal and also check the validation checklists available from the the end of this page. Please note that we scan all planning applications and these images are published on our website.

Apply for planning permission online 

Before you download the planning application form consider the benefits of applying online.

  • The user-friendly system is quick to use
  • You will receive step-by-step help and advice as you go through the application process
  • Attach plans and drawings - no need for printing or photocopying
  • Save time and money - no postage or delivery costs
  • We will receive your application immediately

Apply for planning permission

Validation checklists

In March 2020 Bury Council will adopt an updated set of local requirements for validation criteria of planning applications and a set of validations checklists to assist in completion of your planning application can be found at the end of this web page.

Local requirements are in addition to the national requirements that are set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure)(England) Order 2015.

Other information

Design and Access Statements and plans are needed for many planning applications and further guidance is available on the planning portal web site.

Other organisations such as the Environment Agency, United Utilities and the Coal Board have information which will help you preparing a valid application.

Contact for Development Management