Planning applications forms

Application forms can be accessed to download through the Planning Portal:

Planning application fee schedule

To determine your application fee please refer to the planning application fee guide.

Important: As of the 17 January 2018, Planning Application fees have increased. For more details please visit the  Planning legislation  website.

Design protocol for urban and rural design

Domestic alterations and extensions guidelines

Local List Requirements

The Local List sets out Chichester District Council's (CDC) policy on the information which must be provided in support of all planning application types within Chichester District, outside of the South Downs National Park (SDNP), for the council to determine their validity.

Please note the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has separate Local Requirements to CDC which are applicable within the SDNP. 

The CDC Local List includes the mandatory national requirements as specified within the Town and Country (Development Management Procedure) Order (DMPO) and additional information reasonably necessary to enable the council to determine the application.

The current CDC Local List is available to view:

Local List Public Consultation 2020

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states that local authorities should publish a list of their information requirements for applications for planning permission, and the list should be reviewed at least every two years.  

Chichester District Council's Local List sets out the information that applicants need to provide in support of their planning applications in the Chichester District. It excludes planning applications within the South Downs National Park, which has its own separate list managed by the South Downs National Park Authority.

The council's Local List was last reviewed in July 2017, and therefore it has been reviewed and updated. The updates take account of the changes in national and local planning policies and other guidance associated with the consideration of key issues when determining planning applications. The updated list is currently the subject of a public consultation.

The consultation version of the revised Chichester District Council Local List is available to view:

CDC Local List Consultation Version 2020

If you would like to comment on the revised Local List, comments can be submitted by email to Please mark your comments for the attention of Mrs Stevens (Development Manager - CDC Applications).

Consultation closes: Monday 10 August 2020

Recreation Disturbance of Birds in Special Protection Areas

Tree preservation & hedgerow consent applications

Tree preservation and hedgerow application forms
Application formGuidance notes

Application for hedgerow removal notice


Application for hedgerow removal notice guidance

Application for tree works


Application for tree works guidance