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Information alert

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.

We are also experiencing delays in processing some applications due to a shortage of planning officers. As such we would request that you bear with us and work with us going forward so that we can determine any submitted applications in as timely a manner as possible so that we secure the best possible developments for North Devon.

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 applications advertisements

We would like to make you aware that from September 2022, planning applications will be advertised in the Gazette and not the Journal.

Planning Compliance

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 including copies and searches

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

Find planning applications in your area with an interactive map and address search tool

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

Building control

Information about building regulations and online forms

Trees, listed buildings and conservation

Find information on protected trees, listed buildings and conservation areas

Planning Compliance

What happens when building work is carried out without planning permission