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Planning and Building Standards

After submission: the planning permission process

The following is a summary of our procedures once your application has been submitted.

Please note that not all development needs planning permission as some minor developments have what are known as 'permitted development rights'. To find out more about these please visit:

The route that a planning application takes to a decision and appeal varies depending on a number of factors, the following document contains a flowchart to illustrate the regulations:

pdf icon Briefing Note 3 Decision Making and Appeals [91kb]

You may wish to note that if a property is unoccupied whilst undergoing major repair work or structural alterations, then you may be entitled to a Council Tax exemption. For more information and contact details for the Council Tax team please see the Council tax discounts and exemptions page.


After submission: the planning permission process

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