Coronavirus information

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Coronavirus: planning services update

There may be delays in dealing with normal day to day matters, such as requests for pre-application advice, dealing with general queries and acknowledging applications. As a result, we ask you to be patient.

Pre-application advice

Pre-planning application meetings are cancelled. Written advice will still be provided by email

Planning applications

The planning service is still accepting and processing planning applications. In order to assist, applicants are requested to submit applications electronically via the Planning Portal.

Applicants may be asked to provide photos (labelled showing the direction of the photo) of their site and relationship to neighbouring boundaries.

Existing planning applications

For existing applications, we ask that applicants liaise directly via email with the case officer for updates on the progress of their applications.

Planning committees

The arrangements for planning committee and the use of virtual meetings to facilitate this is under review; applicants will be informed when their applications will be reported to planning committee.