A planning officer will be available to deal with planning enquiries by telephone at the following times:

  • Monday: 10am - 12 noon
  • Wednesday: 2 - 4pm
  • Friday: 10am - 12 noon

They will also be available for meetings without an appointment at the following times:

  • Monday: 10 - 11.30am
  • Wednesday: 2 - 3.30pm
  • Friday: 10 - 11.30am

This service is intended for local residents, and their agents, who seek advice on proposals for extensions to their property and also clarification on what planning guidance and policies are available.

Verbal advice will also be given:

  • on other householder proposals
  • to help understand submitted plans and how to make comments on planning applications

Any definitive view on whether planning permission is needed will need to be the subject of a Lawful Development Certificate.  For further information and how to apply please see the Planning Portal website on Lawful Development Certificates.

Any definitive view on whether a planning proposal is acceptable will need to be the subject of a planning enquiry which should be submitted via a 'planning enquiry form' with plans and the relevant fee.  The Council charges for written pre-application advice and meetings relating to non-householder proposals. Please see our web page on pre-application advice.