Planning for householders and businesses

Coronavirus (Covid-19): important information about changes to our service

Following the recent government announcement in response to the coronavirus outbreak, we are having to deliver some of our services differently. The Planning and Development service is continuing to operate as effectively as it can in these circumstances, but we will need to make some changes to how we work.

Planning for householders

Find out what permissions and approvals you need, and how to make a planning application.

Planning for business

Planning advice specific to businesses - including our pre-application advice service.

Make a planning application  

Apply online via the Planning Portal. 

Search & track planning applications

Search online for specific planning applications which includes the weekly list of applications registered and decided.

Downtime expected between 24th to 26th January

Please note that due to essential maintenance, access to this service will be intermittent during the dates above.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Comment on a planning application

How to comment or object to planning applications. 

Planning application forms, fees & checklists  

Application forms for you to download, fill in, print and return by post. 

Planning guidance & policies 

Details of future development in the Borough, along with advice, plans and policies. 


Information about how we have dealth with developments that have been carried out without permissions. 

Building Control 

Advice and information to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with current building regulations.