This section of the website has been designed to help regular users of the planning
system access the information they need quickly and easily.
It focuses on:
- Application forms and guidance notes
- Committee dates
- Contaminated land
- Planning pre-application advice
- Planning policy
- Search view and comment on planning applications
- Storage and collection of recyclable waste
These forms are designed by the government and are used nationally. If you are familiar with the planning process and know which pack you need you can view a list of all the available planning application packs and make your selection from there.
Please note you can type into this form and print it out, however you can only save
the completed form if you have a copy of Adobe Professional. If you wish to submit your planning application
electronically you can do this using the planning portal.
The 1990 Act requires that authorities have regard to the provisions of the development plan, so far as a material to the application, and to any other material considerations.
What is the Development Plan
- Regional Spatial Strategy (RPG10 2001)
- Structure Plan Policies
- Local Plan Policies
- Adopted Minerals & Waste Plans
Where the Development Plan is material - applications must be determined in accordance with the plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.
This section also provides links to Government Guidance, Planning Policy Guidance & Statements.
Essential Information and online facilities
This part of the site provides information on the area planning committees, including dates of meetings, agendas, minutes and councillors sitting on committees.
There are a number of online facilities which are provided to help you access information on planning without the need to contact us. This includes:
- Searching for live and historic applications
- Viewing plans
- Viewing geographical information
Useful links to other services
- Building control
- Planning Portal
- Department of Communities and Local Government
- Planning Portal Guide for businesses
Last updated: 13 March 2013