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.
Are you awaiting the outcome of a planning application?
Due to the very high number of planning applications, and staff recruitment issues, there may be a delay in planning decisions in some cases. We are currently processing 78% within the statutory or agreed timescales. The average time taken to reach a decision across all planning applications is currently 10.4 weeks. Householder planning applications are being considered faster, on average within 9.7 weeks.
If you are affected by a delay in your planning decision, we offer you our sincere apologies and ask you to bear with us. Our officers are doing their utmost to get through a very high workload as efficiently and quickly as they can. Many thanks for your patience - we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Want to know more? Click here