Has an application been submitted

Coronavirus: Planning

The Planning and Local Land Charges department are currently working off site. The preferred method of contact is via email at dcsupport@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.

The Council has issued more information on those businesses which must close. For businesses that wish to amend their service so that they can continue to trade, for example a restaurant may wish to offer takeaway or food delivery, they will need to email planning to let us know their intentions and ensure that they comply with their premises licence conditions.

Other ESBC services affected by Coronavirus

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.