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Biodiversity Net Gain

From Monday 12 February 2024 all major applications must be accompanied by a Biodiversity Net Gain Assessment via the latest version of the DEFRA Biodiversity Metric spreadsheet. This must be supplied to make a valid submission.

The Outline and Full application validation checklists have been updated to reflect this.

Planning Application Amendments

In order to ensure timely decision-making for all our applicants, the planning department (Development Services) will not accept amendments to planning applications.  Once a planning application is made valid it will be publicly available on our Public Access webpages with full details of expected timescales for determination, within statutory timescales.

Please continue to monitor the Public Access webpages for updates including consultee responses to a planning application.


Search and comment on planning applications

How to search for, get copies and comment on planning applications


Apply for planning permission / listed building consent

Information and advice on making a planning application, guidance for householders


Do I need planning permission / listed building consent?

Find out if you need planning permission for an extension or alteration

Pre-application advice

Get advice before you submit your application

Appeal a planning decision

Information on how to appeal if your application is refused

Discharge planning conditions

Guidance on how to make a request to discharge conditions

The planning process

What happens once you've submitted your application?

Planning Application FAQs

Find the answers to your questions