View and comment on planning applications See what is planned in your area. You can support, object to or comment on any planning application we receive. Find out if you need planning permission and apply As a general guide, you need planning permission for new buildings, major alterations to existing buildings and to change the use buildings or land. Appeal against a planning decision You can appeal a decision on a planning application if you disagree with it or if the application was not determined within eight weeks (for a typical householder development) or 13 weeks for major developments. Planning policy Planning policy for North Yorkshire with information on our policies, adopted documents and how we make planning decisions and allocate land for development. Planning enforcement We have a duty to investigate complaints about development that may have been carried out without permission or consent. Building control in your area Building regulations are minimum standards for design, construction and alterations to virtually every building. The regulations are developed by the UK government and approved by Parliament. Local land charges in your area Local land charges are an outstanding financial claim, restriction, prohibition, decision or information affecting a piece of land. Developer contributions Find out about funding contributions to the local area that we oversee as part of planning applications. Heritage, conservation areas and listed buildings Information on heritage sites, conservation areas and listed buildings in your area. Planning registers and lists Information on brownfield sites, self-build and custom house registers. Street naming and numbering Streets are named and buildings numbered when they are first built. Trees and hedges Certain trees and hedges are protected by law and must not be removed without permission.