Planning Advice Surgery – By Appointment Only

Planning surgeries suspended until further notice.

Planning surgeries were suspended for an initial 3 month period due to staff shortages and officer workloads. We have reviewed this and have suspended until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Householder planning guidance is available on our website at:- Applications and Guidance | Brecon Beacons National Park Authority (  Welsh Government Planning Guidance for householders is also available at:-  Planning permission: permitted development rights for householders | GOV.WALES  Further advice can also be sought from Planning Aid Wales at:-  Planning Advice – Planning Aid Wales

We will continue to review the impact this is having on service delivery and applicants experience.

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

Surgery timetable (strictly by appointment only)

Every Wednesday (except bank holidays)

9.30am – 12.00pm

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
Cambrian Way
Plas y Ffynnon

Tel:   (01874) 624437