Development Management

Development Management container

Development Management content

The Council's Development Management service decides applications for planning permission, listed building consent, conservation area consent, advertisement consent and works to protected trees. It gives pre application advice on development proposals (by email).  It can take action where development is carried out without or not in accordance with permission.

It provides public information on applications which have been submitted, explains how you can comment on applications and provides general information on development management matters.

Planning Fee Update March 2022

Please see our Planning Fee Update for information on the increase in statutory planning application fees and the introduction of charging for some planning services from 1 April 2022. 

Planning Fee Update

Planning Applications, Building Warrants and COVID-19

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the Council is prioritising its essential services and our team have been trying to minimise the disruption to our standard operations.   All Planning and Building Standards staff are working remotely and are able to process planning and building warrant applications.

Planning Team - Covid 19 Service Update (PDF)


In addition to accepting online payments for applications made through the online portals we are able to accept payments over the phone.  Please call 01382 433066.


If you have a current planning application or building warrant then please contact the case officer by email as phones are not currently being staffed.

Whilst we are currently unable to accommodate general enquiries by phone at this time, we are able to deal with all enquiries where contacted by email.

General enquiries for planning matters can be directed to

General enquiries for building standard matters can be directed to

Planning enforcement enquiries should be directed to

Whilst we are unable to receive phone calls, all officers can make outgoing calls, host and join conference calls and use other various virtual communication methods to ensure business continuity.

For further information regarding building warrant and planning applications, please check the 'Making a Planning Application' and 'Making a Building Warrant Application' webpages as well as the support page on the ePlanning Portal  and eBuilding Standards Portal.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation at the current time. This webpage will continually be kept up-to-date, so please check back regularly.