Planning and building

Prioritising applications to improve your service

Please note that due to high caseloads and unforeseen staff shortages within the planning service, planning applications are taking longer to process than normal. We are prioritising filling these vacant posts in order to improve our service. In the meantime we apologise for any delays you may experience while we work hard to process applications in time order.

Planning advice

Planning is a complex area and it's not always obvious where you need to go to get the relevant advice.

If you haven't already found what you are looking try our Planning Advice, which we hope will make the process a little clearer.