These are the advice notes the Authority has written to try and help you to understand the planning process better.
PAN1 – Applying for planning permission – an overview of the planning application process
PAN2 – Fees for planning and advertisement applications
Details how much you should pay for your application
PAN4 – Planning Applications – how to comment – support or object to a live application
PAN5 – Advertisements and Signs – many advertisements and signs require consent
PAN6 – Planning Surgeries/Advice Centres – advice on planning matters for the general public
PAN7 – Trees & Hedgerow – How to apply to remove hedgerows or work on trees in a conservation area or which are subject to a tree preservation order (TPO)
PAN8 – Enforcement of planning controls guidance if you are affected by breaches of planning and listed building control explaining what the Authority can do and timescales
PAN9 – Location Plans – guidance on providing location plans
PAN10 – Listed buildings & conservation areas – how to list a building and how to undertake work on a listed building.
PAN11 – Design & Access Statements – you must submit a design statement and an access statement in support of your application.
PAN12 – Customer Care Charter – A customer care charter for development control purposes
PAN13 – Planning Appeals – if you are considering making an appeal, commenting on an appeal or researching the planning history of a property
PAN14 – Satellite Dishes – a note for householders who need to know whether they require planning permission to install satellite dishes at their homes. The advice does not apply to non-residential buildings, flats and maisonettes.
PAN15 – Septic Tanks – A guide to percolation tests and soakaway drain calculation
PAN16 – Applying for a Certificate of Lawfulness for a Proposed Use or Development – if you need a formal decision from the Authority stating whether planning permission is required or not
PAN17 – Bats, Buildings and Development – bats are legally protected and you must conserve them during development
PAN18 – Barn owls and development – barn owls are legally protected and you must conserve them during development
PAN19 – General Planning Information – for identifying general planning constraints relating to your site
PAN20 – Domestic Micro-Generation – note for householders who need to know whether planning permission is required to install domestic micro-generation equipment at their homes.
PAN21 – Guidance for Community Councils– advice on submitting planning applications.
PAN22 – Non-Domestic Microgeneration – note relating to microgeneration equipment on buildings other than a dwelling house or a block of flats.
PAN 23 – Householder Permitted Development – note relating to householder permitted development rights.
Renewable Energy Advice
Guidance Note regarding applications and UDP Policies for renewable energy