Do I need planning permission?

Free pre-application planning advice

Before you submit a planning application, it's worth contacting us to discuss your plans and find out whether we can help you overcome issues which could impact on the success of your application.

We can also tell you whether your plans require planning permission or can be developed under permitted development rights.

Complete our online form to request free advice on your plans from our planning team. Please include as much detail about your plans as possible in order for our team to provide you with a detailed response.

Pre-application planning advice request form

We also offer free planning advice at the Town Hall. Visit reception and ask to speak to a planning officer between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note, we give all pre-application advice in good faith on the basis of the information provided. However, the advice can only be given without prejudicing a decision the council may take on a subsequent planning application.

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