Planning in Hyndburn
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The construction of new buildings or a fundamental change of use of land or buildings will, in most cases, require planning permission. These pages will provide you with all the information you need regarding planning.
Further information and contact details for the individual teams are available by selecting the links below -
The Development Management section deals with all planning and other types of applications including housing and commercial developments, changes of use, house extensions, advertisements, alterations to listed buildings and works to protected trees.
Planning policies shape how places will be developed in the future. The Local Plan is currently used to guide the day-to-day planning decisions and explains what type of development will normally be allowed and where.
Building Control regulates the way buildings are actually constructed, to ensure that they are safe and fit for use. It also achieves other objectives, such as energy efficiency and access for disabled people.
About 450 applications are dealt with each year, ranging in size from massive new warehouses to modest attic conversions.
The Engineering department has responsibility for Flood Risk Management, the regulation of demolition, off-street parking enforcement, bus shelters, street name plates, amenity lighting, the validation of postal addresses and street naming.
Tree Management in Hyndburn
Find details relating to the protection of trees through Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Areas, information relating to trees on council property, advice on how to look after your trees, and information and advice on problem high hedges.
Built Heritage in Hyndburn
It also covers local heritage interest recognised as locally listed buildings or included on the Historic Environment Record.
The Planning Portal
Use this site to learn about planning and building regulations, apply for planning permission, appeal against a decision and find out about development near you.