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 but you can also submit applications by post.
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 1995 Schedule 2, Part 31 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 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. The guidance can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.
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. The guidance can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.
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 'making a planning application' manual.
I don’t want to apply online
If you prefer not to submit your application through the Planning Portal, you can download 1APP forms to print off and fill in by hand:
Download the application forms from the Planning Portal website.
We prefer enquiries to be emailed where possible
Write to us: Planning, Leicester City Council, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ
Ring us: 0116 454 1000