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Planning

Planning is about making the best use of land for housing, business, industrial, agricultural, and recreation. It is about making places where people want to live, work and play, places which are safe and inviting, and places which are sustainable.

Covid-19 update

Please be aware that there will be some delays in our response times which is unavoidable at the moment.  We are experiencing an increase in Covid-related staff absence and many of our staff are working hard to balance work and home schooling.  The Council is committed to supporting our staff to work flexibly to enable a balance to be reached which means our officers may be working different hours.   

Please bear with us at this difficult time.  We are mindful of the personal pressures that a third lockdown places on us all and we respectfully ask that you are considerate when communicating with our staff.

For more details on our revised processes, please see our FAQs Covid-19 impact on planning processes. Thank you for your understanding.

Information on Coronavirus Covid-19 can be found on our Public Health webpage.

Average number of working days to validate general and householder planning applications:

13 (26.03.21)

The number of days quoted is indicative of when most applications are validated. Some applications may be processed earlier or later.