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Do I need planning permission?

General information

Planning permission is not always required for some alteration work or new building but In some instances, is needed when you might not expect it.

Using the links below, or by contacting the Planning Office, you will obtain pre-application advice on your proposed work as a way of guiding you through the preparation for making a formal planning application. This should help avoid you making an unnecessary or unacceptable planning application. This will save you expense and time, and will allow us to provide a better and more efficient service to you.

Every property or site location is unique with a distinct history and site-specific factors to be taken into account. It is unlikely, therefore, that we can give a full and accurate answer to any planning query without needing to check all the necessary history of the property and surrounding area.

Links to Planning Portal

Other useful links

Contact information

For planning enquiries, contact the Customer Service Centre:

Telephone: 01271 388288
For Typetalk: precede with 18001
Text: 07624 804042
Fax: 01271 388451

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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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