COVID-19 rapid testing (if you don’t have symptoms)

If you can’t work from home or you’re a key worker you can now book a rapid COVID-19 test if you don’t have symptoms.


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Planning and building control - coronavirus

Keep up to date with the impact of coronavirus on planning and building control.

Submitting a planning application

Validation checklists and application forms

Planning application fees, validation checklists and application forms

Before you submit your application, use our validation checklists to ensure that you've prepared all the required documents. If you don't include all the required documents, your application will be made invalid. It's also important to refer to the fee list before submitting your application.

Applications for planning permission and listed building consent

Changes to Planning Portal Application forms in Southwark

The Greater London Authority is leading a project which involves changes to the Planning Portal’s existing online application forms for submission to London Boroughs. This includes the addition of new questions and changes to a number of existing questions. This will enable planning authorities in London and the wider public to access information and data about planning proposals in a more effective way.

As of 16 November 2020, all London Planning Authorities went live with the new applications forms on the Planning Portal.

For further information, please visit the GLA website.

Householder planning permission, excluding applications for works to flats

Full planning permission, including applications for works to a flat

Outline planning permission with some matters reserved

Planning permission for demolition in a conservation area

Listed building consent


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Amendments, variations and reserved matters

Variation or removal of conditions (S73) and minor material alterations

Non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission

Variation or discharge of legal agreement

Approval of details reserved by condition

Prior approval or notification applications

Prior notification for change of use from class A1 (shops) and A2 (services) to class C3 (dwellinghouses)

Prior notification for change of use from class B8 (storage or distribution) to class C3 (dwellinghouses)

Prior notification for change of use from sui generis (amusement arcades and casinos only) to class C3 (dwellinghouses)

Prior notification for change of use from class A1, A2 and some sui generis (shops and financial services) to class A3 (restaurants)

Prior notification for erection or construction of a collection facility within a shop

Prior notification for temporary commercial film-making uses, structures, works, plant or machinery

Prior notification for photovoltaics on non-domestic buildings

Prior notification for change of use from class B1(a) (offices) to class C3 (dwelling houses)

Prior notification for the change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage to use as a state funded school

Prior notice in connection with a change of use to a flexible A1/A2/A3/B1 use

Prior notification for telecommunications development

Prior notification in connection with temporary permitted development rights for large home extensions

Prior notification for proposed demolition

Certificates of lawfulness

Lawful development certificate for existing use, building, operation or activity

Lawful development certificate for proposed use or development

Lawful development certificate for listed buildings

Works to trees and hedgerows

Tree works relating to protected trees

Hedgerow removal notice

Page last updated: 26 January 2021

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