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Planning applications

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1. Applying for planning permission

We are currently dealing with an unprecedented volume of work which is causing significant delays and affecting our ability to meet targets. Further information on our current workloads page.

Read our Validation Guides to know what to include with your application. This includes information about reducing carbon emissions and supporting biodiversity. Your application will not be valid until all the required information has been received including the fee which can be paid during your online submission. Most planning fees are set by Government legislation and can be calculated by using the Planning Portal Fee Calculator. There are some fees that are set by Teignbridge District Council planning fee. These include a 10% (min £60 Max £500) admin fee retained where an invalid application is not progressed.

Please note that legislation has been passed to increase the planning fees from 6 December 2023.  If you submit an application prior to this date and your application is still invalid at 6 December 2023 you will be required to pay the increased fee to make your application valid.

You will need to submit a site location plan.  These can be purchased online from many suppliers or planning portal also has links to some of these suppliers at buy a planning map.

Apply online by clicking on the 'Start' button below which takes you to the Planning Portal

All documents will go on the website for public viewing once the application is valid.  Private telephone numbers, private email addresses and signatures will be removed. Only planning issues should be included and any comments which the council considers to be inappropriate may be removed.

You may also need to contact Devon Building Control with regard to Building Regulations. 

We would recommend that you employ the services of a planning consultant as an agent to submit your planning application

Start the journey


More info about the journey

  • you will need to register
  • you will need to have the necessary plans and supporting documents as advised above
  • you may pay online with a debit or credit card

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We will contact you within a couple of days to either request further information to make your application valid or to advise that your application is valid. 


We encourage online submission but if you are unable to submit online and you have to submit paper planning application forms we will require one copy of everything.  Please note that your paper submission will be scanned onto our systems and the paper copy destroyed.