Planning service

Planning Service Charter

We are responsible for the promotion and control of development, the conservation and enhancement of the environment, all aspects of building work and transport policy.

We will promote and control development in the borough so as to protect and enhance the quality of life and improve economic and social opportunities. We are committed to building an environment accessible to everyone.

We deal with:

  • planning and building control applications;
  • appeals;
  • complaints about breaches of control;
  • enforcement;
  • planning policies and information, including the Development Plan;
  • development briefs;
  • conservation areas and listed buildings;
  • tree preservation;
  • dangerous structures;
  • grants for conservation and enhancement schemes and
  • disabled access grants;
  • transport plans, policies and projects (including liaison with public transport operators).