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We are currently streamlining our processes, which means when we collect your rent via Direct Debit it will have a new account reference. This does not change the way in which we collect Direct Debits. If you pay between 16th – 22nd of the month your October payment will be taken later than planned.

Applying for planning permission

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Do I need planning permission?

You can make certain types of minor changes to your house without needing to apply for planning permission. These are called "permitted development rights". The Planning Portal website has a useful interactive guide which will help you decide whether or not you need planning permission.

If you are still in doubt please seek advice by emailing development.management@ipswich.gov.uk or writing to the address on the left of this page. 

Apply for planning permission online

You can apply for planning permission via the Planning Portal website - simply click on the button below.

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Download an application form

If you would prefer to complete an application form by hand and send us paper copies please select from the list below:

Householder application

Full Planning Permission

Listed Buildings

Conservation Areas

Advertisement consent

Works to trees

Change of use notification

Other application forms

Ancillary documents