Our planning service is divided into three areas,
Building regulations is a separate service that deals with details of building construction and the health and safety aspects of new buildings, extensions and alterations. It ensures that new building work is carried out in accordance with the building regulations and investigates reports of dangerous buildings
Planning is another service that considers applications for a variety of development proposals. Included are house extensions, changes of use of land and buildings, major housing and employment schemes, works to listed buildings, planning appeals and enforcement.
Planning policy is used to help determine planning applications - what can be built, where, and how buildings are used. It is also used to plan for our future needs, assessing what change is likely to happen and where, and what policies are needed to achieve this.
Housing is another service that may be able to give you advice and information on grants and energy efficiency.
Charges currently in place under the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 have been amended and a new scale of charges will come into operation on 1st August 2017.
The revised charges are available to download.