Planning and planning permission

What is planning permission?

Planning and planning permission mainly deals with the correct use of land, the appearance of buildings, the effect that development will have on the environment and neighbouring properties, listed buildings and conservation areas.

Conservation and listed buildings

Home improvements

  • A row of new build houses.

    Home improvements, insulation and repairs

    You may be able to access help and funding to help you repair or make improvements to your home.

  • Business waste bins.

    Business waste

    Business waste includes waste from premises used for a trade or business, or from a builder or tradesperson you've hired.

  • An extension being constructed for a house.

    Trading Standards

    Read our advice before you get home improvements or building work done to help you avoid problems with builders, plumbers or other contractors.

Decision making

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    Policies, strategies and reviews

    We use policy and strategy documents to guide our decisions. We also use them to develop and run our services fairly and consistently.

  • Councillor's committees

    Councillors and committees

    Councillors are responsible for agreeing provision of services and how the council's money is spent.