Make a Planning Application

How to Make a Planning Application

Applications can be made online through the Planning Portal or you can download a form from this website here, where you will find more information on submitting a planning application to the Council of the Isles of Scilly. Please note the requirement now to submit a validation checklist with planning applications.

Dealing with Your Application or Enquiry

The list of planning applications is available to view under the current Planning Applications List. Simply click on the application number for more information including descriptions, plans and documents, committee date (where relevant), decisions and details of how to make a representation. Our online archive only currently stretches back to March 2014. Should you wish to view a historic planning application that is not available here or if you would like to view a hard copy of any application then please contact the Planning Department via 0300 1234 105 or by email at

Should you wish to make a representation in relation to a live application, please see the applications individual page for details. The following document produced by Planning Aid indicates what sort of issues may or may not be relevant in the consideration and determination of the application.

Please note that a decision will normally be issued close to the decision due date (normally 8 weeks from validation for most applications) unless otherwise agreed with the applicant/agent. If the Committee date is blank, this means that the application is either being determined under the delegated powers of the Senior Manager for Infrastructure & Planning or it hasn't been determined whether the application requires a committee decision yet. Please note that a committee and delegated decisions under go the same consultation and consideration processes.

Privacy notices in relation to planning applications can be found here: