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Please note that recent changes to the Planning Portalexternal website may mean that some of the links from our website are broken. We are working to correct these. In the meantime, we recommend that you go to the Planning Portal home page and use its search facilities.

The Planning Portalexternal website is intended to be the first point of call for anyone wanting to find out about the planning system in England and Wales.

If you are looking for local information in regard to planning, or want to search for planning applications in North Devon District, visit our planning pages.

The Planning Portal provides the latest National Planning News, access to Regulations along with Guidance Notes for applications and the Appeals Procedure
  • Planning Portalexternal website home page - The planning portal offers a wide range of services and guidance about the planning system. Here you can check if you require planning permission, make an application, buy a location plan, read the latest planning news and find out more about planning appeals.
  • About the planning systemexternal website - How the planning system works, the process of managing the development of land and buildings and how you can get involved and have your say.
  • Do I need planning permissionexternal website General information for householders, businesses and farmers, about the kinds of work that you require planning permission for. Find planning and building regulations guidance including case studies on many common projects in the home here.
  • Visual guide for householdersexternal website - Explore the interactive house for guidance on many common householder projects. Explore the interactive terrace for guidance relating to flats, shops and basements as well as many common householder projects. Explore the mini guides for walk-throughs of popular household building projects.
  • How do I apply for planning permissionexternal website - This section gives information about the application process and how to make a planning application.
  • Making a planning applicationexternal website - Apply here to make an online application, link directly to the electronic version of the National Standard Application Forms.
  • Appeals guidanceexternal website - Guidance on the appeals process, how to submit an appeal, search for an existing appeal and to comment on it.
  • Have your sayexternal website - Find out about developments and making your views known. Report a breach of planning control. Comment on planning and enforcement appeals. Learn about more community involvement in local development and regional strategies.
  • Learn how to make a planning breach complaintexternal website - Information and guidance on how a breach of planning control occurs and how to report it.
  • Greener homes and micro-generationexternal website - Guidance for householders; providing advice on planning and building regulation matters for green energy projects and energy saving.
  • Policy and researchexternal website - This section provides access to chief legislation produced by the government and planning research documents.
  • Full list of useful toolsexternal website - To access a range of useful tools, including site location plan creator, fee calculator, volume calculator, antenna guide and guide to local development framework
  • Frequently asked questionsexternal website - Access the Planning Portal's FAQ page here, which provides free, easily accessible advice and technical support.

Online planning service

For other related information and guidance and access to the North Devon Council online planning application register:
  • Planning permission - to find out if planning permission is required and how to get pre-application advice.
  • Planning process explained - What to do before you make a planning application and what happens when you make a planning application
  • Planning application tracker - View planning applications and associated documents, follow progress and comment online.
  • Weekly list - To view latest lists of applications validated or determined in each of the last three weeks
  • Planning appeals - For information and links to guidance on when and how to appeal against a decision.
  • Planning fees - For information on latest fees and link to Planning Portal fee calculator
  • Information leaflets - For links to general information leaflets and guidance notes.
  • Planning enforcement - For information on breaches of planning control, how to report and the enforcement process
  • planning application forms - For links to the national standard application forms and guidance notes

Other planning information


  • Area team map (pdf 7kb) PDF logo - to identify which team to contact
  • Comments and feedback - your opportunity to let us know how we are doing, what we are doing well, what we need to do better and how you would like us to improve our service

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Contact information



For planning enquiries, contact the Customer Service Centre:

Telephone: 01271 388288
For Typetalk: precede with 18001
Text: 07624 804042
Fax: 01271 388451
Email: customerservices@northdevon.gov.uk

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Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Appointment based planning surgeries are held at:
To make an appointment visit one of the offices or phone 01271 388288.

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