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Information on planning including how to apply, appeal and comment on an application.

Please note that the Planning Service currently has a short term reduction in available staff and there may be a resultant delay in the processing of your application/enquiry. If calling in, we may not be able to take your call - please leave a voicemail and we will return your call. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and can assure you that our team are working hard to process cases and enquiries as quickly as possible.

Do I need planning permission?

Find out what work needs planning permission and what doesn't.

Comment on a planning application

Find out how to comment on planning applications.

Search planning applications

Search current planning applications and decisions.

Planning service standards and performance

View our service standards and performance information.

Appeal a planning decision

If you're unhappy with your planning decision, you've the right to appeal or ask for a local review.

Report a breach of planning control

If you think there's building works going on without permission, you can report this online.

Tree works and protection

Find out more about the circumstances in which consent is or is not needed for works to protected trees, and how to make notifications of work or applications for consent.

Environmental impact assessment (EIA)

Information about the process to find out the likely environmental impact of a proposed development.

Short Term Lets - Planning

Find out about planning requirements for short term lets

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