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Planning and Building Control

Planning is interested in the way our towns, cities and countryside are developed. This includes the appearance of buildings and the use of land.

We aim to protect the natural (Trees) and historic (Listed Buildings) environments.

Building Control look at building works to ensure the sustainable use of fuel and water, the safety and health of people in or about those buildings. 

For many works to buildings or trees, separate permissions will be required from us.

Delays in validating planning applications

We are currently experiencing a peak in applications, which combined with Covid restrictions, has caused our usual validation timescales to slip. 

If there are any issues with the application, we will phone or email for speed. Applicants are advised to ensure they have supplied all the correct information when submitting an application to avoid any further delays.

Thank you for your continuing patience and support.

Planning and Building Control teams

If you need support the first point of contact will be your Section Owner. Your section owner can be found here

Planning and Building Control news

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