Planning and building control
We are currently experiencing a backlog due to high volumes of incoming contact and staffing shortages. If you have sent in a representation, rest assured, even if it hasn’t appeared on the website yet, our Officers will have seen it and will be considering it.
In the meantime please avoid contacting us to enquire about progress, as our staff resources need to be entirely focused on working through the current backlog. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Planning and Coronavirus
- There may be a longer than usual delay responding to planning queries at the moment due to staff shortages and an increase in the number of enquiries to the team. Our officers are working as fast as possible, please bear with us and avoid sending follow up emails or making repeat calls. Thank you for your patience and understanding
- Information on how our services are affected by coronavirus is available on our coronavirus webpage
- Information about how to apply for changes to construction site working hours to allow for social distancing is also available on the coronavirus webpages mentioned above
Please note that the Planning Compliance Team will only accept reports of planning breaches made online via our self-service form. Please refer to our pages on what we can and cannot investigate first. You can find the reporting link on this page.
Search, track, comment on or object to applications
Get up-to-date information on planning applications and see how an application is progressing
Pre application advice
Take advantage of our service that offers advice before you submit your application
Making a planning application
Find out if you need planning permission, how to make an application and how to apply online
Nearby planning applications
Current and previous planning applications in your neighbourhood
Local Plan review - People and Place project
Get involved in shaping North Devon's communities
Existing Local Plan
The current joint North Devon and Torridge Local Plan adopted in 2018
Information about building regulations and online forms
Trees, listed buildings and conservation
Find information on protected trees, listed buildings and conservation areas
What happens when building work is carried out without planning permission