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Planning services

This section offers information and advice about planning, building control and heritage. You can submit an online application for planning and building control permission and browse the latest applications. We encourage all applications – big or small – to take advantage of our free pre-application service before making a formal submission. We aim to work with you to ensure that your scheme can be delivered as smoothly as possible.

Latest update: Changes to the planning service during Covid-19
For general planning enquiries please call 01392 265223 between 1pm and 4pm.
Please note: In response to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has advised that planning applications should be made online to avoid the need for staff to work in the office. This should enable the remote processing of planning applications to continue as far as possible. If you are unable to make your planning application online please email for further advice.
Please note that we currently have several vacancies and staff absences through illness, and our service is experiencing delays. We will deal with your application or enquiry as soon as we can.