We encourage the use of online planning applications through the Planning Portal, the Portal makes sure that you have provided the correct information and that your application is valid.  Please ensure you use the relevant "Checklist", which will list the information we need before submitting the application. 

This is an easy step by step procedure, however, should you have problems with this you can contact the Planning Portal for help or contact the Planning Support Officers on 01684 862221.

If you are unsure as to whether your development requires planning permission, visit our Advice and Guidance page to submit an enquiry or request pre-application advice.

Read the Applying for Planning Permission? document

The application will then be checked to ensure we have received all the necessary plans and documentation to determine the application, once this has been done an acknowledgement of your application will be sent either by email or by post.

Planning Application Forms

Submitting your application online via the Planning Portal is quicker and easier with interactive step by step guidance.

Apply online for planning permission

If you would prefer to submit your application in paper form, Planning Portal provide forms to download and complete.

Download printable forms

Should you require further information or help, please contact the planning department on 01684 862221.

Notices for Ownership

Some planning applications may need Notices for ownership to accompany the form, these are set out separately below. Should you need help with any of these please contact Planning Services Customer Service on 01684 862221.

Guidance notes on how to complete Notices & Certificate of Ownership

There is some confusion when to use the Householder or Full Planning application forms.  Read the guidance notes to explain which form is needed: Householder applications or Full Planning applications.

Malvern Hills District Council - Local Requirements List

Please use the notes and validation checklists for the each of the application form below, and these will help you complete the application before submitting to us.  Within the checklists you will find a list of local requirements you will also need to consider.

The Local Requirements List:  Local Requirements for Planning Applications (from 21 November 2017)

However, from 27th March 2012, various PPS's/PPG's have been revoked and you will also need to refer to 'The National Planning Policy Framework' until the Local Requirements List has been amended accordingly.

Ordnance Survey site and location plans

Planning no longer provide ordnance survey plans.  Customers should contact Ordnance Survey to find out where to buy the authorised plans or through the Planning Portal.

Community Infrastructure Levy

Development will potentially be liable for Community Infrastructure Levy charges if the proposed development includes at least one of the following

  • Creates new build floor space of at least 100 square metres;

  • Results in the creation of a new dwelling (even if the floor space is less than 100 square metres); and

  • Involves the conversion or change of use of a building that is no longer in lawful use

All forms relating to CIL can be found on the Planning Portal Website. The CIL additional information form is required for most planning applications. The CIL user guide provides information relating to this requirement

Further information on CIL can be found on the Community Infrastructure Levy webpage

Hazardous Substance Consent

Hazardous Substance Consent is required when substances on a site are at, or in excess of the "controlled quantity" as set out in the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Planning (Control of Major-Accident Hazards) Regulations 1999.

What constitutes a Hazardous Substance and the procedures for application are set out within the same regulations. 

Applications for a new consent

Please complete your application on the Health and Safety Executive website and submit to Planning Services by email using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Start new consent application

Hazardous Substance Applications

Hazardous Substance Application Forms can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website.

Further information

If you require assistance with planning application forms or for further guidance please contact:

Planning Services
Malvern Hills District Council
The Avenue
Malvern WR14 3AF
Telephone: 01684 862221 - between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
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