To find out if you require Planning Permission please follow the links below: The General Enquiry service is unable to answer these questions.

Why can't you just tell me if I need planning permission?

Because what appears to be a simple question isn't straight forward for the Council to answer.  We need to follow a number of regulations, complete history checks and consider various planner rules and these take time and resources to carry out.  The Council has therefore put in place the following services to provide the information.

Duty Planner: Click here to find out about the Duty Planner Service.

If a formal response is needed about whether planning permission is required, please submit a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Use Application. The application form, information and details of the appropriate fee for an application for a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Use can be viewed on the following links:

Further information on how to find out if you will need Planning Permission or to find advice on the planning process can be found using the links below:

Planning Portal - Do I require Planning Permission

Planning Application Guidance on how to apply and what you are required to provide.

If you want some general advice about doing works to a Listed Building, in the first instance, please us our Listed Building Duty Service..

The Planning Portal is a useful resource to answer many planning relation questions

Please use the links below if you want to ask about a current application or if you have a more general planning enquiry.

(We aim to answer general enquiries within 7-10 working days)