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Planning and building

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Do you need planning/building regulation approval?

You can make certain types of minor changes to your house without needing to apply for planning permission. These are called 'permitted development rights'.

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Apply for planning permission

Find out if you need permission, what sort, and how to apply.

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Find applications and decisions

View the status of, object to, and comment on planning applications, decisions and appeals. Register to get updates as an application or appeal progresses. Also view building applications.

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Appeal against a planning decision

Find out how to appeal against a planning decision and take part in the appeal process.

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Apply for building regulations

Check if building regulations apply and make an application.

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Local planning policy

Information on local planning policies and guidance.

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Pre-application planning advice and charges

To help you with your planning application you can contact us for pre-application discussions.

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How we decide on planning applications

A step by step guide to the process after an application has been submited. 

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Help with meeting the building regulations

Download approved documents and simple guides to help you meet regulations.

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Book a building inspection

You need to notify us at certain stages of the building work so we can inspect the work to check it complies before you continue building.

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Heritage and conservation

Find out about the borough's heritage and conservation projects and apply for listed building consent and planning permission in conservation areas.

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Regenerating the borough

Find out about the improvements we're making to the borough.

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Tree preservation orders

Apply for works to a tree or search for tree preservation orders.

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Apply to demolish a building

Make an application and read about what you'll need to do. 

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Report a dangerous building

If you think a building is dangerous report it and find out what happens next.

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Investigate planning breaches

Sometimes work is started without relevant permission or consent. We can investigate these cases and take action where clear harm is being caused.

Have your say

Guidelines & Standards for Residential Development SPD / Guidelines & Standards for Hot Food Takeaway SPD

Consultation deadline: Wednesday 24 December 2014.

We are now consulting on 2 Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs). The Residential Development SPD will assist in the process of ensuring high quality residential development throughout the borough.

The Hot Food Takeaway SPD will set out our guidance for new planning applications relating to hot food takeaways. It will ensure that new hot food takeaways development does not harm local environmental quality or residential amenity.

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