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The Council has a statutory duty to process both applications and appeals for which it is the Planning Authority and this includes not only planning applications, but matters relating to Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas; trees; advertisements; and Certificates of Lawfulness. The Council has a statutory duty to investigate planning enforcement complaints, but has sole discretion as to whether to instigate formal enforcement action in each case.
The Development Control Charter
Code of Conduct for planning matters
Planning Applications submissions (Planning Portal)
From 1 September 2012 the pre-application advice charges will be increased. In addition the Council will also be introducing charges for providing pre-application advice for householder extensions, small scale development proposals and responding to enquiries asking do I need planning permission?
Full details on the proposed charges which will be effective for enquiries received on or after 1 September 2012 can be found by viewing the pre-application advice charges from 1 September 2012.
Planning Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated 7 September 2012 (SH)