Planning applications

Planning service update - 18 July

We’re managing a high volume of applications. We’re sorry for the delay and thank you for your patience. It’s currently taking on average 14 weeks to determine an application from the point of validation (when an application is accepted as being complete and ready for processing).

We’re working hard to process older applications and prioritising appropriately to manage new and urgent applications such as prior approvals and applications for affordable housing, schools and health facilities. We’ve also brought in extra staff to help reduce the backlog as soon as possible.

If you wish to discuss any delay you’re experiencing with your application, please contact:

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Planning peer challenges review

In March 2016, we had a full review of our Planning Authority. The review was organised by the Local Government Association and the Planning Advisory Service. It was carried out by trained officers and councillors from other councils.

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