Planning applications

Planning service update May 2022

Due to the pressure of current workloads,  ongoing difficulties with staff recruitment and the need to prioritise the determination of planning applications, we have had to change the way the general public access our services. 

Getting advice

This means that we do not have any professional planning officers available on the telephone to answer general queries from members of the public.  

As an alternative, we do have:

Report a possible breach of planning regulations

We can investigate reports about work that may have been carried out without permission.

You can report a possible breach of planning regulations to us.

Pre-application advice

We continue to offer a full pre-application advice service if you are planning on submitting a planning application. 

Fin out how to request pre-application advice. There is a charge for using this service.

Find out how to search and comment on applications, make a planning application and see all the planning policies.

Planning permission

► Comment or search for a planning application

Get advice before making an application

► How we decide on planning applications

► Find out about permitted development

► Planning enforcement

► Stansted Airport planning application

► Former Friends' School, Saffron Walden, Application

Go straight to our other related services

Government notifies council of 'designation' over major planning application decisions

► Planning pre-application advice

► Appeal a planning decision

► Planning application forms

Council, Cabinet and committee meetings

► Pay for planning or building control applications

Additional information

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