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Making a planning application

District and borough councils deal with planning applications for building, extending or converting homes, offices or shops.

Surrey County Council deals with applications for minerals or waste-related developments, and for developments to its own property, such as schools and libraries.

We encourage all applicants to enter into pre-application discussions prior to making an application. Please see the pre-application discussions for planning applications webpage for more information.

To make a planning application for minerals, waste or county council development to Surrey County Council you will need to complete and submit the appropriate form. Waste and County Council development applications and accompanying documents can be submitted directly to Surrey County Council by email (, by post on DVD, or via the Planning Portal. At present minerals applications and accompanying documents can only be submitted directly to Surrey County Council by email or on DVD. Please note: Submissions by memory stick or the cloud can not 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 of the types of planning applications we deal with and the help and guidance notes on making planning applications for minerals related development. This will enable you to make sure you have submitted all the information needed for us to consider your application.