Planning & Building Standards
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The planning system guides the future development and use of land.
Planning is about where development should happen and where it should not and how it interacts with its surroundings. This involves promoting and facilitating development while protecting and enhancing our natural and built environment.
The Government believes in forward-looking, visionary and ambitious development plans that will guide development.
The Development Plan (Development Planning) should lead and guide change for potential developers and investors; provide opportunity to participate in shaping the future; and give a structure within which planning and related decisions can be made with confidence.
Development Management (Planning) manage all planning applications, from small private home extensions to large scale developments. Our Building Standards Service ensures any building meets the appropriate legislation, which protects the builder and the public.
Buildings are a key attribute of any local environment. Our role is to bring together a complete range of professional disciplines necessary to protect new and existing buildings.