Planning - COVID-19 service updates

The government has announced a further lockdown for England

Everyone is required to stay at home, except for a few very specific purposes: 

  • essential shopping
  • for work, if you absolutely cannot work from home
  • exercise
  • to seek medical assistance (including to get a Covid-19 test).

Visit the GOV.UK website for guidance on the national lockdown: stay at home


Submission of planning applications

Due to unprecedented times and in order to avoid considerable delays we ask anyone wishing to submit a planning application to submit it directly through the Planning Portal website.

This will ensure the information is received directly into our back office system and is immediately available to us.

Visit the Planning Portal website to submit a planning application


Planning application consultations and comments

With the indication from government that social distancing will continue for the foreseeable future, to ensure continuity of the service we will resume neighbour consultations, site and press notices from immediate effect.

All planning applications can be viewed online, and if anyone has comments to make we advise you send them through our online system.

Visit the planning online application to view/comment on a planning application

Visit the planning online application to register for planning application alerts


Planning committee changes

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the government restrictions in place for public meetings and gatherings, the Council is unable to hold its Planning Committee meetings in public. Instead, following changes to government legislation, these meetings are now being undertaken remotely through an audio stream which is broadcast live through the council's YouTube channel.

Visit our Planning Committee website for the latest guidance

The procedures for the Planning Committee still apply. Site visits are not undertaken and the schedule/timing of planning committee meetings now vary.

View the Planning Committee procedures