Welcome to our online planning section. Here you can search for and download plans and proposals for development across the borough - from new shops to house extensions.

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Changes to the way in which we deal with the validation of planning applications



For details of the changes coming into place on the 1 July 2013 regarding the validation of planning applications, please click here.


Do I need planning permission?

Planning permission is normally required for development - are you a resident or a business? There are certain types of development however, that do not require permission - this work is called permitted development.



Make an online planning application

The easiest way to submit an application is online via the Planning Portal. To find out more and make an application, click here.



Forms and fees

To download commonly used forms and guidance notes, please click here

For all other forms and guidance, click here to link to the Planning portal.

A list of planning application fees can be downloaded from the downloadable items box below. Please note that a new fee schedule came into effect from 1st October 2013.



Planning Aid

Planning Aid provides free, independent and professional help, advice and support on planning issues to people and communities who cannot afford to hire a planning consultant. Planning Aid complements the work of local authorities but is wholly independent of them. Please visit the Planning Aid website for more information or ring the helpline on 0870 850 9801.

Downloadable documents


For more information