Apply for planning permission

3. Apply for planning permission

The Planning Portal website provides advice on how to apply for planning permission.

Online applications

Most planning applications are now submitted online. The Planning Portal website will give you:

  • A quick and user-friendly system
  • Step-by-step help and advice
  • The ability to attach plans and drawings
  • Savings in time and money
  • A direct application to us
Apply by Post

You can also make your application by post.  First you will need to download the relevant form from the Planning Portal website. Then you will need to send the form and plans to us at:

Planning Department, Civic Centre, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU

If you live or have a business in the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's area, you will need to send the form and plans to them at:

North Kent Police Station, Thames Way, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 8BD

Map Extracts

All planning applications need a site location plan which shows the proposal in its surrounding context and enables us to identify the land covered by the application.

We work in partnership with Getmapping - an authorised Ordnance Survey licensed map supplier - to provide map extracts to accompany planning applications. 

You can either download a set of maps directly from the Getmapping website or request a set of maps from us which you can either collect or have posted to you. If you would like us to provide you with a set of maps then you will need to submit a completed Map Extract request form along with the required fee. The form includes details of the fee and how to pay it.