The planning system helps to ensure that development takes place in the public interest, in economically, socially and environmentally sustainable ways. It has a major impact on how local neighbourhoods look, feel and function. It also has a role to play in helping to cut carbon emissions, protect the natural environment and deliver energy security. 

***UPDATE*** - Friday 10th October 2014

The new planning search software is now functioning as normal and all documents are available to view. Please update your bookmark for the planning search system to

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See below for some frequently asked planning questions.

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