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Information for planning applicants

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.

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?