The duty planning officer can provide advice on proposals for householders, planning policies and general planning matters. The duty officer is provided on a rota basis so a specific officer is not available at any given time. Consequently, the duty officer will not be in a position to offer specific advice on current applications.
Information that you should bring
If you have a proposal to discuss it would be to your advantage to bring as much information as possible, e.g. photographs, plans, a location plan/map, details of any previous developments/uses on the site. Please note if your enquiry refers to an old/decided application and you do not know the application reference number, it is advisable to telephone to arrange an appointment prior to attending surgery to carry out a property history search. If you do have the planning reference number then please telephone in advance to request that the file is made available for surgery.
Prior to attending you may find it beneficial to refer to the Authority Approved Local Development Plan which set out the policies the Authority takes into account when assessing proposals. Reference copies of these documents should be available in local libraries and the National Park Authority Headquarters. They can also be viewed on this website.
If you would like to know whether planning permission is required for a proposed development, you should formally apply for a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Development for which we have a statutory obligation to provide a decision within 8 weeks.
Requests for planning application forms and routine queries can still be obtained any time by calling the Planning Services Helpdesk on 01874 624437 or emailing email@example.com
Surgery timetable (strictly by appointment only)
Every Wednesday (except bank holidays)
9.30am – 12.00pm
1.30pm – 3.00pm
Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
Plas y Ffynnon
Tel: (01874) 624437