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Planning permission FAQs

Do I need planning permission?

Sometimes, small extensions, walls and fences below certain heights and domestic outbuildings do not need planning permission. Find out if you need planning permission.

Are there different types of planning application?

Yes, there are several types of application, depending on what you want to build or change. Find out about planning application types

How do I apply?

How much will it cost?

For an indication of how much you will have to pay, go to the fee calculator on the Planning Portal.

Where can I get a location plan?

There are links to websites where you can buy location plans, see buy a plan on the Planning Portal.

What happens once I have applied for planning permission? 

Before a decision is made on you application, it has to go through the planning application process.

What happens at Planning Committee?

Final decision as to whether to approve or refuse the application are taken by the Planning Applications Committee.

How can I find out about making an application for my business?

For a business guide to planning permission, including change of use and use classes, see planning permission for businesses.

Contact Development Management

If you have any further queries about planning, there is always a Duty Officer available between 10am and 1pm, Monday to Friday. If you wish to contact a specific officer, contact Development Management.