Planning advice appointments

Check if the Duty Planning Officer can offer you advice

Before you book an appointment with the Duty Planning Officer check if they can offer you advice.

For general planning advice check the Planning Portal first:

The Duty Planning Officer cannot:

  • give an opinion on whether or not we will grant planning permission (you should apply for pre-application advice for this)
  • discuss the detail of current large or complex proposal (you should speak to the Case Officer)
  • discuss the technical merits of applications, refusals, or appeals
  • agree to any minor amendments to planning permissions
  • discuss any planning enforcement enquiries or issues (you should speak to the Planning Enforcement Team)
  • discharge any planning conditions on a decision notice
  • advise whether your property has permitted development rights.
  • advise whether or not a proposal is within Permitted Development Rights (you need to apply for Lawful Development Certificate for this)