Planning and Building control

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31 October 2014 

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Date of last review: 31 October 2014

Have your say on future building development

Strategic local plan
Date of last review: 09 October 2014

The Planning Department is responsible for controlling the use and development of land for homes and buildings in a sustainable way.

Building Control ensure that all newly erected, extended and altered buildings within the district meet building regulation requirements and are constructed to a standard that protects people's health, safety, welfare and convenience. 

Many developments will require both a planning application and a Building Control application.

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Search for Planning Applications

To view and comment on planning applications in the District.
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Making a Planning Application

How to apply online; application forms and guidance on what information we need; fees; how to get pre-application advice

How planning applications are decided

A guide to the planning applications process.

Do I need planning permission?

Advice on how to find out if you need planning permission and what you can do under permitted development rights.

Planning Policy

Information on the planning policies used to inform planning decisions; our current Local Plan; and updates on the progress of our Local Development Framework.

Planning Committee Meetings

Including information on our planning committees and the call-in process; how to find out which applications are going to committee; how to view the webcasts of the meetings.

Contacting the planning department

Information on our duty planning service; how to contact our planning officers and validation officers regarding your application; registering to speak at Committee.

Building Control

Information on our Building Control Service; Application forms and fees; advice and guidance; site inspections.

Trees and Woodlands

Information on Council-maintained trees, applications for tree works in conservation areas, Tree Preservation Orders, Sponsor a Tree.


Date of last review: 23 October 2014