How to submit a planning application, including works to trees, to Mendip District Council

The quickest and most efficient way of submitting an application to Mendip District Council is to apply using the Planning Portal. This will save you the cost of printing and postage.

Applications can also be emailed to planning@mendip.gov.uk

Hard copy applications should be posted to:

Planning Services,
Mendip District Council,
Cannards Grave Road,
Shepton Mallet,
BA4 5BT

Do not submit applications to individual Officer email addresses.

Planning Application Requirements - Forms and Checklists:

The table below lists the types of applications you can apply for with information on how to apply and a corresponding checklist.

Please take care to read the checklist for your relevant type of application as this provides the validation checklist and explains what information is a national requirement or a local requirement.  It is important to read the checklist because if you do not submit all the information required your application will be found to be invalid which will delay its consideration.

Please also see our tips for a successful application.  

Tips to ensuring your application is submitted correctly

Applicants and Developers are encouraged to seek pre-application advice prior to submit a planning application.  Gaining pre-application advice can identify potential issues at an early stage so that they can be addressed before submitting a formal application for planning permission.  

Further details of Mendip District Councils Pre-Application Advice

Please Note:

Information provided on the application form and accompanying drawings and documents will be made available on the internet

Mendip Planning Privacy Notice

Applications submitted electronically, will be treated as having been delivered at 9.00am on the next working day.

Application type, planning portal and checklists
Application TypePlanning PortalChecklist Link
Householder Application for Planning PermissionPlanning PortalHouseholder Development Application Checklist
Householder Application with Listed Building ConsentPlanning PortalHouseholder Application with Listed Building Consent Checklist
Householder Application and Demolition in a Conservation AreaPlanning PortalHouseholder Development Application Checklist
Full Planning PermissionPlanning PortalFull Planning Permission Application Checklist
Full Planning Permission with Listed Building ConsentPlanning PortalFull Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent Application Checklist
Full Planning Permission and Demolition in a Conservation AreaPlanning PortalHouseholder Development Application Checklist
Full Planning Permission with Advertisement ConsentPlanning PortalFull Planning Permission Application Checklist
Outline Planning Permission - Some Matters ReservedPlanning Portal Outline Planning Permission with some matters reserved Application Checklist
Outline Planning Permission - All Matters ReservedPlanning PortalOutline Planning Permission with all matters reserved Application Checklist
Approval of Reserved MattersPlanning PortalReserved Matters Application Checklist
Listed Building ConsentPlanning PortalListed Building Consent Application Checklist
Demolition in a Conservation AreaPlanning PortalDemolition in a Conservation Area Application Checklist
Advertisement ConsentPlanning PortalAdvertisement Consent Application Checklist
Certificate of Lawful use or Development - ExistingPlanning PortalCertificate of Lawful Use or Development (Existing) Application Checklist
Certificate of Lawful Use or Development - ProposedPlanning PortalCertificate of Lawful Use or Development (Proposed) Application Checklist
Removal or Variation of a ConditionPlanning PortalRemoval or Variation of Condition Application Checklist
Non-Material Amendment to a Planning PermissionPlanning PortalRemoval or Variation of Condition Application Checklist
Approval of Details Reserved by ConditionsPlanning PortalApproval of Details Reserved by Condition Application Checklist
Request for Confirmation of Compliance With Planning ConditionsNo form is availableConfirmation of Compliance with Planning Conditions Application Checklist
Prior Notification of Agricultural Development - Proposed BuildingPlanning PortalDemolition in a Conservation Area Application Checklist
Prior Notification of Agricultural Development - Proposed RoadPlanning PortalAgricultural Notification Checklist
Prior Notification of Agricultural Development - Proposed ExcavationPlanning PortalAgricultural Notification Checklist
Prior Notification of Agricultural Development - Proposed Fish TanksPlanning PortalAgricultural Notification Checklist
Prior Notification for TelecommunicationsPlanning PortalDemolition in a Conservation Area Application Checklist
Prior Notification for Proposed DemolitionPlanning PortalPrior Notification for Demolition Application Checklist
Hedgerow Removal NoticePlanning PortalHedgerow Removal Application Checklist
Works to trees in a Conservation Area and/or subject to a TPOPlanning PortalWorks to Trees in a Conservation Area and/or subject to a Tree Preservation Order Application Checklist
Permission in PrinciplePlanning Portal 
Application to Divert or Stop Up of a Public Footpath or BridlewayPlanning PortalApplication to Divert or Stop up a Public Footpath or Bridleway Checklist
Discharge or Modification of a Section 106 AgreementPlanning PortalModification or Discharge of S106 Obligations Application Checklist

Prior Approval to Change the Use of Land/Buildings From Agriculture to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery

Planning PortalNotification for Prior Approval to Change the Use of Land/Buildings From Agriculture to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery Checklist
Prior Approval to Change the Use from Agricultural to ResidentialPlanning PortalNotification for Prior Approval to Change the Use from Agricultural Building to Residential Dwelling Checklist
Prior Approval to Change the Use from Class B1 (offices) to residentialPlanning PortalNotification for Prior Approval to Change the Use of Land/Buildings from Use Class B1, C1, C2, C2A or D2 to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery Checklist
Prior Approval to Change the Use of Land/Buildings From Classes A1 (Shops) or A2 (Financial/Professional Services) to Class C3 (Dwellinghouses)Planning PortalNotification for Prior Approval to Change the Use of Land/Buildings From Classes A1 (Shops) or A2 (Financial/Professional Services) to Class C3 (Dwellinghouses) Checklist
Prior Approval to Change the Use of Buildings/Land From B1, C1, C2, C2A or D2 to a State-Funded SchoolPlanning PortalNotification for Prior Approval to Change the Use of Land/Buildings From Classes A1 (Shops) or A2 (Financial/Professional Services) to Class C3 (Dwellinghouses) Checklist
Prior Approval for development consisting of the provision of temporary school buildings on vacant commercial land and the use of that land as a state-funded school for up to 3 academic yearsPlanning PortalNotification for Prior Approval for development consisting of the provision of temporary school buildings on vacant commercial land and the use of that land as a state-funded school for up to 3 academic years
Prior Approval for change of use from Class A1 (shops), Class A2 (financial and professional services), or Class A5 (hot food takeaways) or a betting shop, pay day loan shop or laundrette, to a use falling within Class B1(a) (offices)Planning Portal 
Prior Approval for change of use from Class A5 (hot food takeaways) to Class C3 (dwellinghouses)Planning Portal 
Prior Approval of a Larger Home ExtensionPlanning PortalPlanning Portal checklist