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Getting planning advice


Many queries can actually be quickly resolved without writing in. To find out when a planning application is required, check out Do I need planning permission?

There is a national plain English guide to the planning system

Duty planner

Each weekday between 0930 and 1200 we will have a planner available to answer queries on a first come first served basis. Our offices are closed to the public. This service is for short telephone conversations (01539 724555) or brief email replies only and not in person. Generally telephone conversations will be more effective.

Planning surgeries and written pre application advice

Face to face planning surgeries and detailed written pre application advice services are suspended. For more information please see our Planning Services Update.