How we can help you
The Town Planning Service considers a wide range of proposals,
some of which require formal approval. On 1 October 2008 the
criteria for householder permitted development changed, providing
more flexibility to home owners to extend and alter their
properties without having to apply for planning
For further information on the changes to householder permitted
development, please refer to the Interactive
House Guide and Common Projects
pages on the Planning Portal website. It is important to note
that these rules still only apply where permitted development
rights are still in place, and that large areas of the Borough have
had these permitted development rights removed.
We would always advise customers to contact the Planning Service
prior to carrying out any works to their property to confirm
whether a planning application is required. If you are in any
doubt, or need any further information, please contact the Planning
Service on the phone number or e-mail address below, or by writing
to us at the address at the top of this page. Further
information and enquiry forms will be available on this website in
Pre-application discussions on planning
applications are widely recognised as being of benefit to
both applicants and the local authority in ensuring a better
mutual understanding of objectives and the constraints that exist.
Adopting a positive attitude towards early engagement enables
applications to be dealt with quicker, with a more certain outcome
and the development will generally be of a better quality. We
welcome requests for pre-application advice and further details on
how to request advice can be found in the 'More Information' box on
the right hand side of this page.
This section has links to the various planning application forms
and fee sheets. Guidance notes are included with the forms. The
Council has no cash handling facilities and you are therefore
encouraged to use the Pay it online facility in order to pay for
applications, copies etc. Cheques can however be forwarded to pay
If you have any queries regarding costs prior to payment being
made, please contact Planning Admin on 01827 709282.
If you can't find the information you need here you can telephone
01827 709281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.