Residential and business planning, building control and land charges

District or borough councils deal with residential and business planning including area search, applications, building control and land charges.

We are responsible for managing all aspects of planning related to minerals (including quarries, oil and gas sites), waste (including landfill) and recycling development. We also manage the County Council's own development, such as schools, libraries and highways.

Residential planning applications are managed by your local district or borough council:

Planning developments within a national park

If your planning development falls within a national park, you will need to visit their website for more information and to apply:

Area searches provide a check of the area surrounding a property to find out what planning applications have been approved or refused.

This service is provided by your local district or borough council:

Local district and borough councils are responsible for ensuring minimum standards for building work are met.

They inspect plans for new buildings to check compliance with building regulations and periodically inspect the site during construction to make sure plans are adhered to. Contact your local council for more information:

Planning applications for business premises are managed by your local district or borough council:

Planning developments within national parks

If your planning development falls within a national park, you will need to visit their website for more information and to apply:

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