Planning advice

Planning advice

The planning system can be complicated. Getting the right advice early can save you time, money and significantly improve your chances of gaining planning consent.

You can obtain planning advice from an architect or planning consultant

Our planning advice service is temporarily suspended

We are currently experiencing high demand on our service coupled with unexpected staffing issues. As a consequence we have made the decision to temporarily suspend our Planning Advice Service for all enquiries to allow us to focus on determining planning applications.

We have updated our web pages to compensate – many simple enquiries are answered on our FAQ page.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Where possible we will continue to use electronic means of communication to support our commitment to the climate change agenda.  We are also looking forward to renewing face to face contact with all of our customers.

All new planning applications should continue to be submitted through the planning portal website. We no longer accept planning applications or correspondence by post. When new planning applications are validated a site notice will be sent to the applicant to display at the site.

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