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Christmas and New Year in Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor District Council will remain open for business as usual during the holiday period on all days except bank holidays.

Rubbish and recycling collections will be two days later from Monday 25th to Friday 29th December, and one day later between Monday 1st to Friday 5th January. A Bank Holiday Collection leaflet from the Somerset Waste Partnership is available here: Icon for pdf Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections 2017/2018 [22.09KB]

Full Application


Full applications are for many types of application including the erection of new dwellings, agricultural buildings or development involving commercial and industrial properties. Full application forms should also be used for the change of use of land and the conversion of agricultural barns.

The Application for Planning Permission form should be used for making a detailed planning application for development under Section 62 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), excluding householder developments. (For householder developments, please see  Householder Application.)

For the purposes of this form, development includes building, engineering or other works, in, on, over or under land, or the making of any material change in the use of any buildings or other land.

Examples of building works which may require planning permission include structural alterations of or additions to buildings including:

  • any works relating to a flat
  • applications to change the number of dwellings (i.e. flat conversions, building a separate house in the garden)
  • changes to use of part or all of the property to non-residential uses
  • anything outside the garden of the property (i.e. stables in a separate paddock)
  • demolition of buildings
  • rebuilding
  • other work normally undertaken by a builder

Planning permission will also be necessary, in most cases, if there is a proposed change of use of buildings or other land.

Building works which are not classed as 'development' and therefore do not require planning permission can include maintenance, improvements or other alterations inside the building, or which do not 'materially affect' the way the outside of the building looks.

Examples of building works which may not require planning permission include:

  • internal building works
  • small alterations to the outside such as installing alarm boxes
  • certain uses for agriculture or forestry

Building Regulation approval may still however be required and you are advised to contact the local authority building control section before commencing any work.

Full application fees

Full Applications (and First Submissions of Reserved Matters)
New Dwellings (up to and including 50)New dwellings (not more than 50)£385 per dwelling
New Dwellings (for more than 50) £19,049 + £115 per additional dwelling in excess of 50 up to a maximum fee of £250,000.New dwellings (more than 50)£19,049 + £115 per dwelling

 

Erection of buildings (not dwellings, agricultural, glasshouses, plant nor machinery)
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentNo increase in gross floor space created or no more than 40m2£195
More than 40m2 gross floor space created but no more than 75m2£385
More than 75m2 gross floor space created but no more than 3,750m2£385 for each 75m2 or part thereof
More than 3,750m2 gross floor space created £19,049 + £115 for each additional 75m2 in excess of 3,750m2 to a maximum of £250,000

 

Erection of buildings (on land used for agricultural purposes)
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentNot more than 465m2£80
More than 465m2 gross floor space created but no more than 540m2£385
More than 540m2 gross floor space created but no more than 4,215m2£385 for 540m2 + £385 for each 75m2 (or part thereof) in excess of 540m2
More than 4,215m2 gross floor space created £19,049 + £115 for each additional 75m2 in excess of 4,215,750m2 to a maximum of £250,000

 

Erection of buildings (on land used for the purpose of agriculture)
Gross floor space to be created by the developmentNot more than 465m2£80
More than 465m2 gross floor space£2,150

 

Erection/alterations/replacement of plant and machinery
Site areaNot more than 5 hectares£385 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
More than 5 hectares£19,049 + £115 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 5 hectares to a maximum of £250,000

 

Application other than Building Works
Car  parks, service roads or other accessesFor existing uses£195

 

Operations connected with exploratory drilling for oil or natural gas
Site areaNot more than 7.5 hectares£423 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
More than 7.5 hectares£31,725 + £126 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 7.5 hectares up to a maximum of £250,000

 

Operations (other than exploratory drilling) for the winning and working of oil or natural gas
Site areaNot more than 15 hectares£214 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
More than 15 hectares£32,100 + additional £126 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 15 hectares up to a maximum of £65,000

 

Other operations (winning and working of minerals) excluding oil and natural gas
Site areaNot more than 15 hectares£195 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof)
More than 15 hectares£29,112 + additional £115 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 15 hectares up to a maximum of £65,000

 

Other operations (not coming within any of the above categories)
Any site area£195 for each 0.1 hectare (or part thereof) up to a maximum of £1,690

 

Change of Use of a building to use as one or more separate dwellinghouses, or other cases
Number of dwellingsNot more than 50 dwellings£385 for each additional dwelling
More than 50 dwellings£19,049 + £115 for each in excess of 50 up to a maximum of £250,000

 

Other Changes of Use of a building or land
 £385

 

A list of all planning charges is available here: Icon for pdf Planning charges: copying, research and invoicing, and planning application fees [150.03KB]

 

Application Form

Guidance Notes

Validation Checklist

 

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