Planning service

We aim to provide an efficient and professional service for the processing of planning applications. As part of this service we:

  • provide general advice on applications
  • provide pre-application advice
  • consult adjoining neighbours
  • register applications promptly
  • seek to process 80% of applications within eight weeks
  • make available our reports for public inspection and
  • investigate unauthorised development.

Details of the Council's standards of service are set out in the Development Control Charter and the Service and Performance (Best Value) Plan.