1. Application form
Apply online using the national Planning Portal (attach plans & documents, log in/out and submit whenever you are ready, and get step by step guidance), or download paper forms from the Planning Portal (to print and submit by post or hand).
Not sure which form to use? See Choosing your application on the Planning Portal
Whichever method you choose you need to submit one form which covers all your requirements e.g. householder planning consent with conservation area consent. The Portal will guide you to the correct form.
For help calculating the volume of buildings enter the measurements into the Planning Portal volume calculator tool.
2. Plans, drawings and supporting documents
Planning Application Requirements is a list of the drawings and supporting documentation you must submit with your application to make it valid. You may need to refer to multiple lists depending on your application type e.g. list for householder development plus list for conservation area consent.
If you don’t have electronic documents to attach to an online application you can still complete the application form online. You can then submit some or all the supporting documents and fee by post or by hand to the address at the top of the form. The Planning Portal will guide you through the process.
Ordnance Survey location and block plans (required for most applications) can be purchased from our Geographic Information Service or online with your Planning Portal application.
View guidance on Design and Access Statements (DAS) ) (not required for householder applications).
3. The fee
If you apply online your fee will be calculated as part of the application process. There is no extra charge for applying online and it can save you money on printing costs.
Work out the cost of your application using the Planning Portal's fee calculator tool or download a full list of planning application fees
You can pay:
- Online with most credit and debit cards
- by phone: Call to pay by credit/debit card.
- by post: Cheque or postal order are accepted.
- in person: Ty Dewi Sant, St. Davids Park, Ewloe, CH5 3FF. Cash, cheque or debit/credit card are accepted here.
Cheques should be made out to ‘Flintshire County Council’. The fee cannot be returned if you withdraw the application or your application is rejected (however, if an application is submitted for a proposal which does not need planning permission we will refund your fee). The fees in Wales differ from those in England.