Planning services

Planning Service Update 14 July 2021

All our officers are still remote working from home at this time.


In addition, due to high caseloads and staff shortages, there is a backlog of applications in the Development Management team.  Therefore, the Duty Planning Service has been suspended and we ask for your patience during this period. 


If you have a general planning enquiry, we recommend you review the links below and the national planning guidance available via the planning portal website ( and utilise their extensive library of planning knowledge and legal requirements. However, if you are unable to resolve your query via the planning portal, you can email your enquiry to [email protected] where we will review it and endeavor to direct you to the relevant guidance, however please be aware that due to the high workloads in the team at this time you may have to wait up to 28 days for a response.