Planning advice and guidance

Please refer to the Planning Portal for general planning advice. You may also call our Duty Officer service for advice on householder enquiries on Tuesdays between 9am and Midday on 01702 215004.

Policy documents including the Council’s Core Strategy, Development Management Document and Design and Townscape Guide.

Pre-application planning advice

Before you formally submit a planning application we encourage you to talk to us about your development proposal. We can offer advice and guidance to help make sure you have considered everything and are fully prepared.

Our Development Control Team offers the following services:

For members of the public

  • Duty Officer service
  • pre-application advice service

For agents and developers service

  • written advice only
  • a meeting plus written advice
  • a follow up meeting plus written advice

Any advice and guidance received at this stage is given in good faith only. We cannot confirm whether or not your proposal is likely to be approved.

Contact Planning and Building

Telephone: 01702 215004

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