Making a planning application

Planning applications for building, extending or converting homes, offices or shops are handled by borough and district councils

We, Surrey County Council, only deal with applications for minerals or waste-related developments, and for developments to its own property, such as schools and libraries (known as Reg 3 applications).

The applications we handle are often larger and more complex than most domestic (householder) or commercial applications. We, therefore, encourage all applicants to enter into pre-application discussions prior to making an application.

To make a planning application for minerals, waste or county council development (Reg 3) to us you will need to complete and submit the appropriate form. Applications and accompanying documents can be sent to us by email (, by post on DVD or hard copy (not recommended).

Waste and Reg3 (but not mineral-related) applications can also be made direct to us or via the Planning Portal. If you provide documents electronically please keep each file below 5Mb and ensure all documents are in unlocked format, i.e. not secured with a password. Please note: Memory stick or download links from the cloud cannot be accepted.

Application documents (in DVD and hard copy format) and cheques submitted by post should be sent to: Planning Development Team, Room 385, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN.

We strongly recommend that you use our Local List for the validation for your type of application and the help and guidance notes on making planning applications for minerals related development. This enables you to make sure you have submitted all the information needed for us to consider your application.

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