Planning and Building Control

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On Friday 16/04/2021, major upgrades to our planning systems will commence. As a result, the Planning Public Access website will not be available until 21/04/2021.

If you need to view any planning application information whilst the site is down, please email planning[email protected]

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


The planning functions of the Council sit within the Finance, Development and Business Services directorate and cover two main areas as set out below.


Planning Services

Planning Services deals with all the Councils planning functions including producing the Local Plan and associated planning guidance, determining planning applications, and investigation planning enforcement cases.

Find out about Planning Permission

Find out about Planning Policy

If you wish to view or comment on a planning application, please use our Public Access site.

View our Public Access online planning service


Building Control

Find out about building control guidance, building regulations, risk assessments and more.

Find out about Building Control