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Cost of living support

Financial advice and emotional support on how you can ease the cost of living squeeze.

Planning and building control

Apply for planning and building control permission, search for application information and get advice. You can also see information on listed buildings and find out about the Local Plan.

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.


Comment or search for a planning application

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

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.

Appeal against a planning decision

If you disagree with a planning decision, you can appeal within 6 months of the date on the decision notice.

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.

Street naming and numbering: register a new address

How to apply for a street name and property number for residential or commercial properties.

Heritage and conservation

Find out about listed buildings, conservation areas, locally protected buildings and scheduled monuments in the Uttlesford district.

Planning policy and the new Local Plan

As the local planning authority we are responsible for developing local plans, supporting community led planning and promoting good design.

Building control

Find out about building regulations, how to apply and search for Building Control applications.