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This section contains information about the planning process and planning applications. Highlights in this section include:

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    Planning application search
    The planning application search is an online service that allows you to view and comment on (object or support) planning applications. Look up associated plans, drawings and other related documentation and details of the council's decision once made.

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    Pre-application advice
    Our pre-application advice services are offered to householders, professional agents and developers. Relevant fees are due to rise on 1 April 2015 and are now inclusive of vat.

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    Submitting a planning application
    We have updated our guidance to make it easier for you to submit the right planning application.

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    Changes to local planning policies
    Following adoption of the Council Core Strategy revised planning policies are in force regarding affordable housing and energy efficiency. Find out more.

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    Changes to planning regulations
    Further amendments have been made to the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) which will take effect on 6 April. These are in addition to changes made in 2013.

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    Revision of the Application Local Validation List
    We have recently reviewed and updated the information we require to register and determine your planning application.

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    Planning publicity statement
    Local Planning Authorities are required to publish planning application information on their website. Read how you can view and comment on applications.

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    List of planning applications
    Recent planning applications, decisions and appeals are available to download in PDF format.

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    Planning policies
    This section is about planning policies including the Local Development Framework and Supplementry Planning Guidance.

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    Building control
    Is the work is safe and healthy? Does it minimise heat loss and can it also have provision for disabled access?

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    Nearby planning applications
    You can find planning applications near your property via the Where I live search.

Last updated : 22/07/2013

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