Information for planning applicants


Please note that we are experiencing high volumes of work which is causing delays to our response times. We are working hard to address this and thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

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. 

Guidance for Applicants

Please see:

  • our videos with Councillor Hannaford to help understand how the planning process works
  • further links to useful information which will assist you when making your application.

Councillor Hannaford explains what we consider when determining a planning application:

Councillor Edwina Hannaford explains why officers determine some planning applications:

Before making a planning application

Information that can assist when making a planning application

Making a planning application

After you've made a planning application

During construction

Useful links

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