Lawful development certificate

Existing use, development or activity in breach of a planning condition

Proposed use or development


Please ensure that you submit the relevant plans and supporting information as outlined in the local and national requirements  and make sure you submit the application form together with a set of plans and supporting information. The fee information and help notes are provided to assist you.

Developments in West Lancashire that meet the conditions for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) will now be required to pay a levy at the start of the development.  If your development is CIL liable, then you will be required to pay a CIL charge when you start work. CIL also applies to permitted development where the requirements for CIL are triggered. Find out whether your development could be liable for CIL

If your development is CIL liable, the forms which must accompany your planning application are the Stage 1: Planning Application & CIL Additional Questions Form (Applicant) and Stage 2: Assumption of Liability Notice (Applicant) and acknowledgement (Council)

Please note: Failure to submit the Stage 1 form will invalidate your application and lead to delays in processing your planning application.