Make an application

To make a planning application, you need to submit the correct plans, information and documentation before it can be processed. The easiest way to apply is online via the government's Planning Portal.

Further information

Have your say

We're proposing to introduce a local validation list (LVL) - a checklist of documents that need to be submitted prior to a planning application being validated. This will provide clarity, certainty and timely decision making for applicants and us by ensuring quality application are received at the outset.

To have your say on the proposal, please see the link below:

Planning application requirements

The government has introduced a national list of Planning Application Requirements (PARs) which is a legal requirement for all planning applications.

To go with this, all local authorities formally adopt a local list of planning application requirements, which will be required for any application in addition to the national list. When a submitted application does not meet the requirements set out in both lists it may be considered to be invalid. You can download the combined local and national list at the bottom of the page.

The site notice for proposed demolitions as required by the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 Schedule 2 Part 11, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Is there a cost?

Planning applications must be accompanied by the appropriate fee and will not be proceeded until this has been received.

Developer contributions

Developer contributions are often referred to as Section 106 planning obligations, which are a way of making sure developers contribute towards the infrastructure and services needed to make proposed development acceptable. Contributions may be financial payments or in direct works.

Where an applicant claims a scheme cannot support the required works and/or other contributions, developers are required to submit a development appraisal. This enables us to assess and comment on the viability of the proposal.

Where a proposed development scheme is likely to involve developer contributions, developers are strongly recommended to contact us for a pre-application discussion. 

Developers should submit all necessary documents to help us to deal with the application. Guidance is available in the Local validation list and a model Section 106 agreement can be downloaded at the bottom of the page. 

Contact us

We prefer enquiries to be emailed where possible

Send us a message

Write to us: Planning, Leicester City Council, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ
Ring us: 0116 454 1000

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