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Planning application forms, checklists, help and guidance

You can make planning and building applications in 2 ways. You can:

  1. Make a planning application on the Planning Portal
  2. Download the application form you need from the table below

Application forms, checklists, help and guidance

The different types of planning and building applications are listed in the table below. These forms vary slightly from the online form on the Planning Portal.

You should email your application forms to us at development.control@rochdale.gov.uk or post them to Planning and Development, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU.

We've included a checklist for most applications. You should use the checklist to make sure you're sending us everything you need to apply. If you submit your application without all the documents you need, your application may be declined and you'll have to start a new application.

Please note: If you're applying for permission to build a residential development of up to and including 99 bedrooms, you'll have to contribute to the provision or improvement of open space within the locality.
Get more​ details about the provision of recreational open space, including how much it costs

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Application formChecklistHelp Guidance
Full planning permission application Full planning permission checklist (121kb pdf)
F​ull planning permission help Full planning permission guidance (22kb pdf)​
Advertisement  consent application Advertisement consent checklist (61kb pdf)
Advertisement​ consent help

Advertisement consent guidance (29kb pdf)

Householder application​ (375kb pdf)​ Householder checklist (82kb pdf)
Householder help (61kb pdf) Householder guidance (36kb pdf)
Certificate of lawfulness -existing use or operation application (265kb pdf) Certificates​ of lawfulness checklist (62kb pdf)
Certificate of lawfulness - existing use or operation help (36kb pdf) Certificates of lawfulness guidance​ (33kb pdf)
Certificate of lawfulness -proposed use or development application (251kb pdf)As above
As aboveAs above
Outline planning permission (all matters reserved) application (596kb pdf) Outline planning permission (all matters reserved) checklist​ (122kb pdf)
​​Outline planning permission (all matters reserved) help (65kb pdf) Outline planning permission (all matters reserved) guidance (20kb pdf)
Outline planning permission (some matters reserved) application​ (674kb pdf) Outline planning permission (some matters reserved) checklist (124kb pdf)Outline planning permission (some matters reserved) help (99kb pdf)As above
Approval of reserved matters following outline approval application​ (334kb pdf)NoneApproval of reserved matters following outline approval help (36kb pdf)  Approval of reserved matters following outline approval guidance (23kb pdf)
Approval of details reserved by condition application (248kb pdf)NoneApproval of details reserved by condition help (18kb pdf) Approval of details reserved by condition guidance (11kb pdf)
Remove/vary a condition application (253kb pdf)None​Remove/vary a condition help (19kb pdf) Remove/vary a condition guidance (19kb pdf)
Minor material amendment application (340kb pdf)NoneNoneNone
Non-material amendment application None​
None Non-material amendment guidance (11kb)​​
Works to trees application (340kb pdf) Works to trees checklist (56kb pdf)Works to trees help (104kb pdf) Works to trees guidance (25kb pdf)
Demolition planning permission in a conservation area application (342kb pdf)NoneDemolition planning permission in a conservation area help (43kb pdf) Demolition planning permission in a conservation area guidance (25kb pdf)
Demolition prior notification application (327kb pdf)
NoneDemolition prior notification help (20kb pdf)
Demolition prior notification guidance (21kb pdf)
High hedges application ​(307kb pdf)
NoneHigh hedges help (23kb pdf)
High hedges - Removal notice (24kb pdf)
Listed building consent application (401kb pdf) Listed building consent checklist (80kb pdf)
Listed building consent help (​49kb pdf) Listed building consent guidance (37kb pdf)
Prior notification of agriculture/forestry  - proposed building application (245kb pdf) Prior notification of agriculture or forestry applications) checklist​ (57kb pdf)
Prior notification of agriculture/forestry - proposed building help (20kb pdf) Prior notification of agriculture/forestry guidance (30kb pdf)
Prior notification of agriculture/forestry - proposed road application ​(247kb pdf)As abovePrior notification of agriculture/forestry  - proposed road help (19kb pdf) As above
Prior notification  - telecommunications application (247kb pdf) ​Prior notification - telecommunicat​ions checklist​ (64kb pdf)
Prior notification  - telecommunications help (24kb pdf) Prior notification - telecommunications guidance (22kb pdf)
Waste management facilities application (290kb pdf)
NoneNone Waste management facilities guidance (20kb pdf)
Application for stopping up or diversion of footpath or bridleway (132kb pdf)
None​NoneStopping up or diversion of footpath or bridleway guidance (131kb pdf)

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0300 303 8873

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Planning and Development
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU


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