Submit planning applications
You can submit an application through the Planning Portal.
The benefits of applying online include:
- You can work on your applications in draft before submission
- Immediate delivery and acknowledgement
- Savings on postage and printing costs
- Online help function when completing applications
- Online record of your completed applications
Standards for online submissions
Please assist us by using the following standards to ensure that the information is easily accessible and searchable.
A: File sizes for electronic submissions
- No individual file size greater than 5MB
- No .zip or .exe files are submitted
Additional material can be submitted on CD/DVD for major applications.
B: Electronic file naming
- A list of all submitted documents is included
- All document/drawing file names comprise brief description in plain English eg "Proposed rear elevation"
- Drawings are submitted in single layer .pdf
- Where possible drawings are A3 size
- You do not provide drawings with optional scales at different paper sizes
- Scanned drawings are a minimum 200dpi resolution
- A list of drawings is supplied to include drawing number, description and paper size
- Critical dimensions checked on .pdf and are in scale
- Orientation of .pdf drawings are correct when viewed on screen
- A scale bar and key dimensions is included on all drawings
D: Other documents
- Letters, reports etc. are in .pdf
- List of photographs/photo montages annotated with title and context/purpose explained is included
- Size of each photograph file is below 1MB
- Photographs are a maximum size of 15x10cm
Photographs can also be provided on CD/DVD
Submit by post:
You can print out the Application Form(s) - fill them in and post them to us.
There are some key documents that you need to include when submitting your application by post.
Planning Application fees
If you are submitting a major application we would encourage you to commit to pledge to the Own Grown project. The Own Grown project is run by key strategic organisations across Hastings and Rother (including Hastings Borough Council as coordinator) with the aim of better preparing young people for the world of work.
A pledge could include apprenticeships, work experience, mentoring, visits to schools, support for sector events, practical cv/interview skills to name but a few. We would expect the level of your pledge to reflect the size of your development.
Own Grown and Hastings Borough Council will provide:
- free advice and support
- brokering links with local educations providers and Jobcentre Plus in order to progress your pledge
- Link you in with existing business networks/organisations
Visit our Own Grown page for further information.