Due to significant increase in planning applications we are experiencing difficultly processing planning applications within the statutory 8 or 13 week target set by government.
You may see that we are continuing to determine applications that are in-time alongside applications beyond their statutory target date. Please be assured this does not mean your application is not an important priority for us.
There will be a focus over the next month or so on working through the applications that have gone beyond their statutory target date including those that are currently unallocated starting with the oldest applications and working forward.
We will provide agents and applicants with an update on when they are likely to receive a decision on their application as soon as we are able to. During this time we are struggling to meet our obligations to deal with the majority of pre-application enquiries and provide responses to these and would for this reason recommend that for any new enquiries you go directly to the submission of a planning application.
We strongly recommend signing up to Planning Performance Agreement [PPA] for major or complex schemes to assist project management of the relevant site or scheme.
On this page you will find links to all pages with information about planning applications. There is also a page for all planning policies.