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Cost of living support

Advice and support to help manage the rising cost of living.

Planning applications

Find out if you need planning permission, how to make a planning application and what to do to look at applications in your area.

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. 

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


 Planning permission

The first step is to establish if planning permission is required for the project you have in mind.

 Comment or search for a planning application

How to view, comment on, or find the decision on a planning application.

How we decide on planning applications

After a planning application has been submitted we publish the application on this website for people to view and comment on it.

Find out about permitted development

Guidance about when you will need to apply for planning permission or consent to undertake proposed development and pre-application advice.

Planning enforcement

Our planning enforcement officers will investigate any alleged breaches of planning control.

Planning obligations (section 106 agreements)

Find out about planning obligations and section 106 agreements.