Due to further pressures on the service, we have had to withdraw the offer of advice for listed buildings and heritage proposals with immediate effect.

Read about the type of developments that are affected.

This will enable case officers and our support staff to focus on maintaining delivery of timely decisions on planning applications.

We have also reviewed the overall position, and we will not be able to reinstate the pre-application advice services for the development categories outlined above until early January 2022.

There are a small number of applications in the suspended categories where we have already agreed to provide advice during October. We will deal with these commitments in line with the timescales already agreed.