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My application has been approved but I want to build something different

If you want to make any changes to the development which is shown on your approved drawings, you must make an application to amend your planning permission.

My application has been approved but there are conditions requiring me to submit further details to the Council

There may be conditions on your planning permission which require you to submit further details to the Council for approval before you start building work. Failure to do so may invalidate your planning permission.

My application has been refused and I want to lodge an appeal

If your application has been refused you have the right to appeal to the planning inspectorate. You must make your appeal within the following timescales (starting from the date of refusal):

Application Type​ ​Time Period
Full Planning 6 Months*​
Listed Building Consent​ 6 Months*​
​Conservation Area Consent 6 Months*​
​Certificate of Lawfulness Unlimited​
Advertisement Consent​ 8 Weeks​
Householder​ 12 Weeks*​
Minor Commercial​ 12 Weeks*​
​Prior Approval 12 Weeks*​


Please note that if an enforcement notice has been served for the same or very similar development, the time limit is:

  • 28 days from the date of the local planning authority’s decision if the enforcement notice was served before the decision was made, but not longer than 2 years before the application was made.
  • 28 days from the date the enforcement notice was served if served on or after the date the decision was made (unless this extends the normal appeal period).

My application has been approved but I don’t agree with the conditions

If you do not agree with one or more of the conditions on your planning permission, you have the right to appeal to the planning inspectorate.

I am ready to start building

Our building control service provides a professional and independent service to ensure your project complies with national building regulations. We cover all types of building projects, and we have extensive local knowledge and experience that will be of benefit during the planning and construction phases of your project.

I haven’t had a decision

If your application has not been determined within the statutory timetable then you also have the right to appeal to the planning inspectorate.

Statutory Period*​ Appeal Period+​
Full Planning Application​ 8 Weeks​ 6 Months​
Major Application​ ​13 Weeks 6 Months​
Listed Building Application​ ​8 Weeks 6 Months​
Conservation Area Application​ ​8 Weeks 6 Months​
Certificate of Lawfulness​ 8 Weeks​ No Limit​
Householder Application​ 8 Weeks​ 12 Weeks​
Prior Approval​ ​8 Weeks 12 Weeks​
Advertisement Consent​ ​8 Weeks 8 Weeks​


* Statutory Period: The time limit in which the council should determine the application. This begins after the date it is accepted as valid.

+ Appeal Period: The period in which an appeal may be made, starting with the date of the decision.

Street naming and numbering

Once planning permission is granted you will need to contact the Street Naming and Numbering section if the development results in changes to any postal address or addresses on the site. Failure to do so can result in delays to conveyancing, the connection of services or the initiation of postal deliveries.

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