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We are working hard to protect our residents, staff and services, as well as respond to the current COVID-19 situation.

Read the Councils' response to COVID-19

NEW: Try our FAQs document for your general planning questions.

Have a question about planning conditions? Please read our updated discharge of conditions FAQs.

Submitting applications

All planning applications, correspondence and payments should now be submitted electronically.

Our phone lines are open and staff are taking phone calls between 9am and 5pm.

Email responses may be sent outside usual working hours. We are working flexibly in order to safeguard the service and to manage the current demand we place on IT capacity.

We will continue to validate applications, and carry out consultations and publicity.

If you are interested in tracking planning applications in your area, you can register an account via our Planning Application Search and Comment webpage. By registering, you can receive notifications (via email) of new and decided applications.

If you do not have a computer at home you may find it useful to visit one of the districts' many libraries.

Planning Committee

Planning Committee will be once again be held in Endeavour House. Please contact Committee Services in advance if you wish to attend in person.

Please visit the Planning Committee section of our website for more information.

Local Validation List Consultation - 09 December 22 to 20 January 23:

Since our Local Validation List (LVL) was amended in March 2022, it has undergone further revisions.  These revisions are such that a consultation will be required prior to the LVL being adopted. Please see link below for further information:

Local Validation List Consultation


This webpage was last updated on Friday 09 December 2022.

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