Development Management - Planning Applications and Decisions
The Planning legislation exists to safeguard and enhance the environment, and to ensure that conflicting pressures for land use are determined with the community's best interests in mind. In doing so planning deals with proposals for all developments across the island. It tries to achieve the right balance between encouraging developments which provides homes, jobs and services for the community and protecting the special features of the towns, villages and countryside.
The proper consideration of planning applications constitutes a significant part of the work undertaken by Planning.
- Do you need Planning Approval?
levels of development which can be done without Planning Approval
You can make certain types of minor changes to your house without needing to apply for planning approval. These are called 'permitted development rights'.
Pre-application Planning Advice
To help you with your planning application you can contact us for pre-application discussions.
- Planning & Building Advice
Useful advice on a variety of topics
Making a Planning Application
Find out if you need planning approval, what sort, and how to apply.
How We Decide Planning Applications
A step by step guide to the process after an application has been submitted
Planning Committee Meetings
Details of meetings and public speaking arrangements
Find Applications and Decisions
planning services available online
View the status and details of planning applications, officer reports and decisions.
Appeal Against a Planning Decision
Find out how to appeal against a planning decision and take part in the appeal process.
Planning Enforcement – investigating planning breaches
Sometimes work is started without relevant approval. We can investigate these cases and take action where clear harm is being caused