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Disruption to online planning service


17th May Update

We are currently testing the upgrade to our online planning system which will be launched in early summer. The upgrade will improve both performance and be easier for people to use.

We understand how frustrating the continued intermittent issues in accessing the online planning system is for people. If you are unable to access the system, please try again at a different time. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this is causing and thank you for your patience whilst we complete the upgrade work.

When the system is down, people can still make comments on planning applications by email, post or from the link on our planning homepage. Planning applications can be viewed too at the Council offices during office hours.

Commenting on a planning application

Find out about the planning process, planning policy and the Council's Building Control Service.

Quick links to popular sections


Search for Planning Applications and Appeals

To view and comment on planning applications and appeals in the District

Enter reference number

View on map

Do I need permission?

Advice on how to find out what consents you need

How to get pre-application advice

Make a Planning Application

Guidance on what information we need and fees 

Apply online or download application forms 

General Planning Advice

Information on: How planning applications are decided; Planning Enforcement; Conservation; Frequently asked questions


Planning Policy

Information on the planning policies used to inform planning decisions; our current Local Plan; and our new Local Plan.

Planning Committee Meetings

About our planning committees and the call-in process; how to find out which applications are going to committee; view the webcasts of the meetings.

Building Control

Information including Application forms and feesadvice and guidancesite inspections

Trees and Woodlands

Information on Council-maintained trees, applications for tree works in conservation areasTree Preservation OrdersSponsor a Tree.

Related Topics

Information on: How to contact us; Street Naming and Numbering; Rail Freight Interchange


Date of last review: 29 November 2018