Find planning applications
All our planning applications are listed on our website.Search planning applications
Check if you need planning permission
Not all work requires planning permission. You can check online if your planned work does.More on homeowner planning permission
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.More on booking a building inspection
All planning applications within the borough are on our Planning Portal. You can view an application without registering for an account, however, by registering for an account you can track the progress of an application and more.How to sign in or register to the Planning Portal
You will not need to apply for planning permission if you wish to erect a new; or alter, maintain, improve or take down an existing fence, wall or gate if you meet certain conditions.
Rules, known as ‘permitted development’ rights, allow you to extend a house without needing to apply for planning permission if specific limitations and conditions are met.
You do not usually need to apply for planning permission for certain works.
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