This section deals with all planning applications for the development of and changes to use of premises. These can range from small house extensions to major new developments, ensuring development is in accordance with the Council's planning policies, guidance and objectives whilst creating a high quality, attractive, safe, healthy and sustainable environment.
It seeks to negotiate changes and improvements to development proposals to ensure that they meet all requirements, or refuses planning permission where problems cannot be resolved. View more information about Development Management, including how to view and comment on a planning application.
This section is responsible for establishing and maintaining an up to date framework of planning policy and guidance to promote, guide and control development and growth View more information about Planning policy.
Planning enforcement investigates alleged breaches of planning control and takes enforcement action where built development or the change of use of property has taken place without planning permission. View more information about Planning enforcement.