Apply for planning permission

We deal with applications for waste, minerals and county council developments. County council developments are often referred to as ‘Regulation 3’ and could include schools and libraries.

For residential or commercial developments contact the appropriate district council.

If you haven’t already done so we strongly encourage you to contact us for pre-application advice. An early discussion with us can save you time and money.

Get pre-application advice >

The easiest way to apply is online using the Planning Portal.

When you make an online application you will be asked to submit additional information. This may be attached either to your electronic application or supplied to us separately by post quoting your Planning Portal reference.

Submit a county council application online >

Alternatively you can submit applications directly to us by post. The address for posting applications is:

Development Management
Devon County Council
Lucombe House
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4QD

All applications must be accompanied by the correct fee. Payment cannot be made online but you can send a cheque, made payable to Devon County Council, to the address above, pay by credit card or by BACs. The easiest way to find the fee for an application is to use the Planning Portal’s Online Fee Calculator.

Paper forms for all types of applications can be downloaded from the Planning Portal here.

Use our validation requirements before you submit your application for guidance and to check you’ve got everything you need.

 

 

The easiest way to apply is online using the Planning Portal.

When you make an online application you will be asked to submit additional information. This may be attached either to your electronic application or supplied to us separately by post quoting your Planning Portal reference.

Submit a waste development application online >

Alternatively you can submit applications directly to us by post. The address for posting applications is:

Development Management
Devon County Council
Lucombe House
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4QD

All applications must be accompanied by the correct fee. Payment cannot be made online but you can send a cheque, made payable to Devon County Council, to the address above, pay by credit card or by BACs. The easiest way to find the fee for an application is to use the Planning Portal’s Online Fee Calculator.

Paper forms for all types of applications can be downloaded from the Planning Portal here.

Use our validation requirements before you submit your application for guidance and to check you’ve got everything you need.

 

At present, planning applications for minerals development cannot be made via the Planning Portal. Applications therefore need to be submitted directly to the Council by post.

The address for posting applications is:

Development Management
Devon County Council
Lucombe House
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4QD

Your planning application cannot be validated until you have paid the appropriate fee. Please send a cheque made payable to Devon County Council with your completed application. The easiest way to find the fee for an application is to use the Planning Portal’s Online Fee Calculator.

Application forms and guidance

Advice on the completion of these forms may be found by following the links below: