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Before picking up the phone, are you looking for one of the following services?

Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, due to the complex nature of planning enquiries, we are unable to provide general planning advice over the phone.

Please see the links below to find information relating to the most common enquiries.

Do I need planning permission?

Find advice on planning permission and permitted development on the Planning Portal website.

Where can I find the history of this building?

View advice on listed and historic buildings on the Historic England website.

Where can I get written confirmation that a site does not need planning permission?

If you would like written confirmation that a project does not need planning permission submit a Pre-Application Enquiry or consider whether to submit an application for a Lawful Development Certificate.

Will I get permission for my project?

For advice on whether a proposal is likely to be acceptable submit a Pre-Application Enquiry.

Have there been previous issues surrounding my property?

Search planning applications and view the planning history of the site you wish to enquire about to find out if there have been any previous issues surrounding the property.

Does my property have any tree preservation orders on it?

Search for protected trees within and around your property.

Is my property a listed building, in a conservation area or an area of outstanding natural beauty?

Use the interactive map to view Listed Buildings, Scheduled Ancient Monuments, Conservation Areas, AONB, SSSIs, Historic Parks and Gardens and Ancient Woodland.

Is my property likely to flood?

Find out if your area is at high risk of flooding?

How do I make an application?

Make an application via the Planning Portal.

Has my planning application already been registered and when can I expect a decision to have been made?

You can search the planning applications to find out whether we have registered an application, the expected decision date and any comments received in relation to the application.

View our Planning Committee pages to find out which Councillors sit on the committee, future committee dates, agendas and details of past meetings.

If you still cannot find the information you need, please complete our online form.

If you still cannot find the information you require.
please contact our planning support team for advice


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