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Applying for planning permission

Planning applications are best submitted via the Planning Portal. This page provides details on how to submit your application, the fees, and the information requirements.

We strongly recommend you obtain planning advice before submitting a planning application. See Planning advice service for further information.

Submitting an application

It is best to apply for planning permission online using the Planning Portal. This allows you to complete the application form, pay the fee and attach required documentation, although it does incur an admin charge. The Planning Portal has provided video guidance on youtube of the procedure.

We also accept applications submitted directly to us, if required. Printable forms can be downloaded from the Planning Portal.

If you cannot find the form you require, you would like assistance with completing it, or to check you have all the required documentation, please contact or 01969 652345.

Validation requirements

Most applications require you to complete a validation questionnaire. It is recommended that you do this first, so that you know what information is needed to accompany your application.

Around half of all planning applications we receive are incomplete and invalid when they are first sent in. Our validation questionnaire is designed to assist you with the process.

Find out more about the information needed for your planning application.

Fees and payment details

Fees – Find out more about the cost of planning applications and legal agreements.

Payment –Portal applications must be paid for through the Planning Portal.

Payments direct to YDNPA are preferred, via bank transfer or bacs. When you have made the payment please can you email so we can ensure it has been received:

  • A/c Name:     Yorkshire Dales NP 97
  • Sort Code:    20-61-53
  • Account:       80895814

Cheques are also accepted, made payable to ‘Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’, addressed to:

            Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
            North Yorkshire
            DL8 3EL

Receipts are issued when the application has been checked and accepted as complete.


After an application is submitted

Find out more about the application process in our Frequently Asked Questions, and Development Management Charter.

Modifying or discharging a S106 legal agreement

The following application cannot be applied for through the Planning Portal, please download and complete the form and email to :

Application form to modify or discharge a planning obligation (Section 106)

ONLY use this form if the planning obligation was entered into between 25 October 1991 and 6 April 2010 or for obligations after 6 April 2010, more than 5 years has elapsed since the agreement was entered into.

For all others, these are treated as informal requests and should be emailed directly to You should include the planning application number, the request details and the reasons for the request.

How we deal with your personal information