Coronavirus: council service information and advice

Information about changes to council services as a result of coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some temporary changes to our planning processes. Please read the latest position statement here.

All planning applications are now consulted on for a minimum of six weeks to give you longer to hear about them.

Residents who are not online can find details of planning applications advertised on street, close to the properties they relate to, with information on how they can have their say. We are also notifying residents associations and conservation area groups of new applications so they can help to tell people in their areas.

We are currently running virtual planning committee meetings. Requests for public deputations are now needed in advance, in writing, before publication of the agenda. They must specifically relate to an agenda item. Requests for deputations can be submitted online on our webpage, emailed to, the application planning case officer and/or

On publication of the officer's report (in the agenda) the applicant and anyone registered to make a deputation will be invited to submit a written further representation if they want to. This must be 800 words maximum and submitted by 12pm, two working days before the meeting, to give the applicant time to respond.