Development Management

Planning Applications

View planning applications since 1974 by following to the current (temporary) search procedure.

Then enter the application number. For detailed help with your online search view Help with Planning Application Searches.

Follow this link for  general information on how to comment on a planning application . Due to the Covid19 issues the Planning Committee is not currently meeting, and all decisions are being undertaken by the Chief Planning Officer under Delegated Powers, after consultation where necessary with elected Members. Prior to the full Planning Committee resuming public meetings it is intended to have online meetings.

If you are uncertain if you need planning permission you can either View information about pre-application advice, where for a fee we advise on your proposal  or go directly to the national Planning Portal for FREE interactive advice. You can also apply online at the Planning Portal following the same link. Click on the logo to go directly to the interactive house on the Planning Portal:        Planning Portal interactive house

Contact times for Planning and Building Control

As we are only a small team staff are not available at all times. We try to be available at the following times.

Currently mid 2020 the office is not open and many of us are working remotely so please contact us by telephone or email and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Planning Enforcement

Planning enforcement investigates alleged breaches of planning control and takes enforcement action where built development or the change of use of property has taken place without planning permission.  View more information about Planning enforcement.

The Government have introduced new advice to try to get the construction industry working again and where working hours were restricted we now have to allow them to work to 9pm Monday to Saturday when they request to do so. Please see the Government guidance here

Built Heritage and Conservation

Built Heritage and Conservation covers Listed Buildings as well as other formal designations including Scheduled Ancient Monuments and Conservation Areas. View more information about Built heritage.

Tree Management

There are various ways in which trees are protected – by Tree Preservation Orders or their location in a Conservation Area. View more information about Tree Management.

See the following page for a list of other pages in Development Management