Planning applications


Search, view and comment on applications

Search for current or determined planning applications and notifications.

How to make a planning application

Introduction to planning applications and submissions.

Planning advice service

Information about our pre-application planning advice service which could help save you time, money and stress.

Fast Track Application Service

Information about the Fast track application service.

Community Engagement for Planning Applications

Engaging with the community before you apply for planning permission.

Publicity for planning applications

As a local planning authority we are required by law to publicise all planning applications.


Guidance for the display of advertisements, which introduces advertisement control system and sets out application requirements.

Removal of permitted development rights

Information about when the Council removes permitted development rights.

Design and access statement examples and templates

Read our example design and access statements to help you write yours. Download our statement template

How to write a statement

Guidance on how to write a design and access statement, and information about planning applications that don't require a statement.

Other development approvals

Information on other possible approvals you may need before you start your development.

Approval of details reserved by condition

Information on approval of details reserved by condition. Conditions are used to ensure that development that may not be considered acceptable would become acceptable.

Amend an application

How to make minor, non-material amendments to an application that has been approved.

Obtaining copies of determined plans and decision notices

Information about how to obtain copies of determined plans and decision notices.

Refusals and appeals

Information about planning application refusals and how to appeal.

CTMP guidance

Information about Construction Traffic Management Plans including guidance notes and a pro-forma.

Planning Committee and Planning Applications Committee

Information about the remit of planning application committees including links to meeting dates and documents.

Search Planning data with our digital map

Search Planning data with our digital map.

Street naming and numbering application

How to make a street naming or numbering application including an application pack.