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Planning Applications

We assess whether an application is acceptable based on Government and local policies,  and other relevant factors. This involves:

  • giving advice and information on specific proposals and planning policies;
  • considering planning applications, applications for listed building consent, advertisement consent, or other consents;
  • monitoring developments to ensure that they are carried out as approved and any amendments dealt with;
  • investigating apparent breaches of planning and taking enforcement action, where necessary.

For more detailed advice on Development Management and procedures, see the Development Management Charter or visit the Planning Portal website.

How can I get advice?

See our planning advice pages.

Application Fees and Forms

You can find out how to apply and pay for your planning application (external website, opens new window) through the Planning Portal.

Full details of the current charges and advice notes are set out on the Planning Portal Fees page. The Planning Portal includes a helpful Fee Calculator (external link, opens new window) to assist you.

Dartmoor National Park Authority uses the standard national planning application forms available on the Planning Portal. Online versions of the forms can be completed and submitted via the Planning Portal.  Alternatively, application forms can be downloaded and printed for completion.

Application Validation

When a planning application is received, it is examined to ensure that the proposal does need permission and that the forms, plans, certificates and fee, where required, are in order.

Once checked it will be registered and an acknowledgement sent to the applicant or their nominated agent.

Further advice on making a planning application and the details that need to accompany it, can be found on the Local Validation Checklist.

The frequently asked questions may help you complete your planning application.

Meeting Schedule and Minutes

You can view our calendar of Development Management Meetings and agendas, minutes and reports.


The Appeals page, provides advice and the ability to make an appeal online.

Page last updated: 10 Sep 2015
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