Planning

Coronavirus

At this time we are doing all we can to continue to deliver the Planning Service and I would like to assure you that the team remain committed to providing the best possible service in the circumstances. Our officers are still available to help and advise, you can get in touch using the details on the Key Contacts page below.

In addition, with immediate effect, all permissions where the legislation allows us to will now have a four year period within which to commence the consent. I realise that this does not deal with approvals about to expire where you have not been able to commence - we are waiting for primary legislation on this, but the Council feels that to extend the life of permissions we are issuing now may help in the longer term to aid recovery.

The receipt and validation of planning applications will be smoother if you use the Planning Portal for submission electronically rather than sending paper copies, as this might take longer to handle dependent upon the resources available at our offices. Whilst there will inevitably be some disruption of the service we will endeavour to keep this to a minimum.

Thank you,

Paul Edwards
Assistant Director - Planning

We deal with most types of planning applications, from validation to decision. However, a small number are dealt with by Lincolnshire County Council, including mining and waste applications and those which relate to schools.
Here you'll find links to forms, fees and information relating to making a planning application:
Our Planning Team are happy to help you with any enquiry you may have - get in touch using the details below.
You can get advice from a planning officer if you are thinking of making a planning application. This lets you find out whether we are likely to support your application, before you submit it.
The public are welcome to sit and watch the Planning Committee, however they must not speak or disrupt the meeting.
Planning permission is granted subject to conditions that must be complied with for the development to be lawful.
Here you can find information about works you can do to your house or within the curtilage of your house.
Offshore and Onshore elements
Section 106 (S106) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 allows a local planning authority (LPA) to enter into a legally-binding agreement or planning obligation with a landowner in association with the granting of planning permission. The obligation is termed a Section 106 Agreement.
Here you'll find pages relating to all planning notices we've issued in the last six months
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to identify and keep an up-to-date deliverable five year housing land supply.