Has an application been submitted

Pre-application Advice

The pre application and enquiry service has TEMPORARILY been SUSPENDED due to the high volume of applications we are receiving. Pre applications for major and strategic developments will continue to be accepted. 

If you are seeking advice on whether planning permission would be required please see our planning guides.

Alternatively you can submit a certificate of lawfulness application. 

There are five main ways that you might discover that a planning application has been submitted to the council:

  • Neighbour notification: The council issues a neighbour notification notice on certain neighbouring property owners and occupiers.
  • Local press: Following submission of certain applications, the council may decide, because of the nature of the proposal, that the application should be advertised in the local press. This allows a wider section of the community to be aware of the proposal.
  • Site notice: A site notice will be located close to the application site with the planning application details.
  • Online: You can search for ‘live’ planning applications through the online mapping facility or planning explorer.
  • Parish council: Your local parish council are consulted on planning applications, you may therefore wish to discuss applications with them.

The publicity requirements document provides information on how we publicise applications.