Planning applications

Planning service update - 31 August

We’re managing a backlog of applications and are  sorry for the delay and appreciate  your continuing patience. It’s currently taking on average 15 weeks to determine an application from the point of validation (when an application is accepted as being complete and ready for processing).

We’re working hard to process older applications and prioritising appropriately to manage new and urgent applications such as prior approvals and applications for affordable housing, schools and health facilities. Over the last 4 weeks, we’ve reduced our backlog by 130 cases (14%) and we will continue to strive to reduce this further over the next few months.

If you wish to discuss any delay you’re experiencing with your application, please contact:

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In March 2016, we had a full review of our Planning Authority. The review was organised by the Local Government Association and the Planning Advisory Service. It was carried out by trained officers and councillors from other councils.

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