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Submitting a planning application

Information and guidance on how to submit a planning application including forms and fees

Online applications

Planning applications can be submitted online via the Planning Portal (recommended).

Please note; to submit a planning application via the Planning Portal you will need to register on its website. This is a straight forward process, which you will only need to do once.

Alternatively you can complete the form electronically and email to the planning team, or post to Planning Services, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, PE21 8QR

Validation Requirements

We follow national standards for application validation. We also have a local validation list, adopted in early 2019, which is a guidance document but not a formal requirement.

In addition, officers work proactively with applicants and agents throughout the planning process to ensure that we are able to make informed decisions and to seek to provide solutions where possible. We also continue to offer and encourage use of our pre-application services which can be useful to establish what information is likely to be required to accompany an application, as a further means of avoiding unnecessary costs.

In combination, these measures aim to support development across the borough which can provide a boost for the area as we recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fees and Charges

Planning Fees and Charges

Pre-Application Advice

We welcome and encourage discussion before those proposing development submit an application for planning permission.

Planning application process

What happens when a planning application is submitted