Planning applications

Use our search facility to find current or past planning applications and associated documents.

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Before submitting a Planning Application

Getting the right advice early can save you time, money and significantly improve your chances of gaining planning permission. You can obtain planning advice from an architect, planning consultant or our planning team.

You can also learn more about the planning process on our website by:

> reading our FAQs for answers to common planning questions

> reading our planning policies and guidance to familiarise yourself with policies relevant to your proposal

Submitting a Planning Application

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The Planning Portal is the UK's central planning website where you can find everything you need to submit a planning application, including forms, fees and guidance.

If you cannot submit your application online via the Planning Portal, paper forms are available to download and submit.

Detailed advice on making a planning application and the details that need to accompany it can be found by reading our Local Validation Checklist.

After submitting a Planning Application

We aim to make a decision on your planning application within 8 weeks or 13 weeks for a major application.

Sometimes the Authority may have to extend this period, for example if a lot of people are affected by the proposed development, it is very complicated or needs to be determined by the Development Management Committee. You will be notified of this in advance.

Development Management Committee

> View our calendar to see upcoming Development Management Committee Meetings  

> View agendas, minutes and reports related to upcoming and previous Development Management Committees


If your planning application has been refused or has been approved with conditions you aren't happy with, you should always speak to us in the first case.  

It may be that an amended application with some changes will be acceptable, in which case you can use the Planning Portal to amend and resubmit your application in most cases for no additional cost.

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If, after discussing your case with us, you do not agree with the planning decision you have received you can appeal the decision online via the Planning Inspectorate's Appeals Portal.