Submit a planning application

The easiest way to submit an application is on-line, via the Planning Portal or iApply websites. You can complete the application form, attach supporting documents and pay fees online, saving you the cost of printing and posting.

How do I make an application?

Advice on how to submit an application yourself can be found on the Planning Portal or iApply websites.

What do I need to submit?

Information on what to submit with your application can be found on our application validation requirements page. Please note when submitting in paper, for most cases only 1 copy of all documents will be required. For major applications we may request additional copies of plans and documents for consultees.

Application fees and Fee payment

The easiest way to find the fee for an application is to use a fee calculator. Both the Planning Portal and iApply offer this service.

Fee payment (if applying in person or through the post)

If you choose to submit your application in person or in the post, you can pay in the following ways:

  • By debit card over the telephone by calling 01723 232323 (applications made online should quote the planning portal reference number allocated during submission)
  • By credit card over the telephone by calling 01723 232323 (applications made online should quote the planning portal reference number allocated during submission) - please note there is a 1½ % charge for paying by credit card
  • By BACS (Bankers' Automated Clearing Services) payment, please contact us for the necessary details. Please note when paying by BACS it is important that you clearly reference your payment for Planning Services.
  • By cheque made payable to Scarborough Borough Council

Building regulations

As well as planning permission you may require building regulations for your development. Contact the North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership for further advice.

Planning Aid England

Planning Aid England offer free, independent professional planning advice and support to individuals and communities. They believe everyone should have the opportunity to get involved in planning their local area, and provide people with the knowledge and tools to achieve this.