Planning and Building Control Services
Development Management is the team which deal with the processing and determination of all types of planning application. You can apply for a planning application on line at the national Planning Portal website, accessed via Apply for planning permission
The online process guides you through applications with help available at each stage. You can save your work and break away at any time. As soon as you submit an online application you get a reference number and we receive an email notifying us so that we can begin to process it.
Planning application forms and guidance is also available. There is a cost for making a planning application and a scale of fees is available. A guide to the fees for Planning Applications in England.
We aim to deal with applications within the statutory period of eight weeks for non-major applications, 13 weeks for major applications and 16 weeks for applications accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment. Every application is validated and registered and internal and external consultations together with neighbour notification are also carried out. There is a three week statutory consultation period.