You may submit a planning application using the new 1 APP FORMS by downloading them from this page and completing the relevant application forms and returning them to the Council Offices in Coleford. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader and you can download this free by using this link: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Please be aware that application forms and all accompanying documents will be available to view through this website.
Residential Design Guide
The purpose of the guide is to make developers more aware of the policies and approach adopted by the Authority and hence encourage a speedier and more efficient design and planning process. This document has been adopted by the Forest of Dean District Council as Supplementary Planning Guidance. To view this document, please click on the following link: Residential Design Guide
Residential Design Guide for Alterations and Extensions
This guide is compiled to advise householders on approaches to the design of extensions and alterations which are likely to be appropriate to the building and its setting and which are therefore more likely to be granted planning permission. You can view this guide by using the link above. This document was adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance in February 2002. To view this document, please click on the following link: Residential Design Guide for Alterations and Extensions
The National Planning Policy Framework outlines the Governments objectives for sustainable development within the planning process. The Forest of Dean District Council is committed to supporting and promoting sustainable development through its planning functions. The Council’s Core Strategy also sets out the principle requirements for sustainable development, notably policies CSP.2 and CSP.3.
The Sustainability Self Assessment Form should be completed and submitted with your application for all applications except householder applications.
Flood Risk Assessments (FRA)
If an application site is located within a Flood Risk Zone, it is now likely that a Flood Risk Assessment is submitted as part of the planning application.
To check whether your property is located within a Flood Risk Zone, please either contact the Council's Planning Department or alternatively click on the following link to view the Environment Agency's Flood Maps: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31650.aspx
For further information on flood risk and the Envirionment Agency's Standing Advice for Flood Risk Assessments, please take a look at the following links:
If you are considering a development which may potentially be on contaminated land, please read the following leaflet: Development on Potentially Contaminated Land
Hazardous Substances Consent
Applications for Hazardous Substances Consent are determined by the Planning Development Control Section and the process is similar to that of determining a normal planning application. Further information regarding these applications can be found by clicking on the following links:
The Council now supports electronically submitted planning applications using the Planning Portal. Please use this link and follow the on-line instructions provided.
Make a planning application on-line - Planning Portal Planning Reception
High Street Tel: 01594 810000
Glos Email: email@example.com
The Coal Authority: Advice on Planning Proposals within Areas of Historic Coal Mining
The Forest of Dean has a legacy of Coal mining activities which may have an impact on future building projects. The attached guidance gives further information on how to assess whether a particular development may be affected in terms of public safety, ground stability and the future liability for coal mining subsidence damage: The Coal Authority: Advice on Planning Proposals, Coal Authority Risk Based Approach to Development Management
Please use the following links to access other important documents for making a planning application:
Scale of fees as of 22nd November 2012 : Revised Planning Fees 2012
What to submit (Guidance from the Planning Portal)