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We’re working hard to protect our residents, staff and services and respond to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.

Read the Councils' response to COVID-19

All planning applications, correspondence and payments should now be submitted electronically.

Our phone lines are open and staff are taking phone calls between 9am and 5pm.

Email responses may be sent outside of usual working hours. We are working flexibly in order to safeguard the service and to manage the current demand we place on IT capacity.

We will continue to validate Applications and continue to carry out consultations and publicity.

If you are interested in tracking planning applications in your area please note that you can register an account on our planning search page to receive notifications via email of new and decided applications.

We are reviewing all cases that would normally be reported to planning committees and will be taking a case by case approach. Planning Committee meetings are now being held virtually - please visit our Planning Committee section for more information.

At the current time we are unable to offer face to face meetings as part of the Pre-Application Advice Service. However we are able to offer audio, video or web conferencing service as an alternative (where appropriate).

Important information regarding the relaxation of planning restrictions

Food and other essential deliveries previously restricted by planning condition

If you think to operate differently from an existing restriction on food/other essential deliveries, please read this guidance

Read the Government's written ministerial statement on food and other essential deliveries

Apply to change your delivery hours

Construction hours previously restricted by planning condition

If you think you need to work outside of agreed construction hours, please read this guidance

Read the Government's written ministerial statement on construction hours

Apply to change your construction hours

Extensions and Alterations to Care Homes

If you would like to build an extension to a care home, or make alterations to enable safe visiting, please read this guidance

Apply for permission for works to a care home here (coming soon). If you have an immediate query, please email the planning team

Shop Opening Hours

If you would like to keep your shop open outside of normal hours, please read this guidance

Read the Government's written ministerial statement on shop opening hours

Once you have read the above guidance, please email the Planning team to register your intention to increase your opening hours.

Please include the business name, the full postal address of the property along with details of the proposed opening hours - Monday to Saturday. We will retain correspondence on file and confirm receipt.

 This message was last updated W/C 30th November 2020.

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