Information about Covid19:
Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Information for planning applicants

Please be aware that we are working hard to keep the planning service operating effectively in the face of unprecedented challenges.  Our priority is to determine all applications where site visits have been undertaken.  We have suspended all site visits and meetings at the moment and we are considering alternative ways of working to protect our staff and our residents.  Our staff are working from home wherever possible to enable the business to continue.  Please bear with us at this difficult time. Thank you for your understanding. Covid-19 impact on planning processes

It is likely that you will need planning permission if you want to build something new, make a major change or change the use of a building.  Find out about the planning process, what you need to do before making a planning application and what happens after.  There are also a number of useful guides which will assist you when making your application.

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Watch the video of Councillor Hannaford explaining what factors are taken into account when determining a planning application.


Councillor Edwina Hannaford explains Why are some planning applications determined by officers?