Planning & building

Here you will find information about applying for planning permission and policy, building control services and county conservation.

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Here you will find information about applying for planning permission and policy, building control services and county conservation.

Search, view & comment on planning applications online

Search, view & comment on planning applications online

Use Public Access to find planning applications, view them and make comments online.

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Do I need planning permission?

Do I need planning permission?

Find out whether you need planning permission for your proposal and what to do next.

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Apply for planning permission

Apply for planning permission

Find out how to submit a planning application, how much it will cost and what you need to include.

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Guidance for small scale applications & works to trees

Guidance for small scale applications & works to trees

Information, considerations and design advice on small scale development.

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Pre-application enquiry

Pre-application enquiry

Pre-application advice can provide guidance on whether planning permission is required, if proposals would be acceptable and flag any potential issues that may arise.

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The planning application process

The planning application process

Find out about the planning application process, including information on planning committees, public meetings, appeal and complaints.

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Planning, monitoring and enforcement

Planning, monitoring and enforcement

Find out more about planning enforcement, how we deal with enforcement cases and how to report a breach of planning control.

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Planning policy

Planning policy

Here you can find out about the planning policies that are used to assess planning applications and guide the location of future development in the county.

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Studies and evidence reports

Studies and evidence reports

This page provides details on a range of studies and background information relevant to informing planning applications and which may also be of value to other organisations and communities.

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Building control

Building control

We ensure new and altered buildings comply with public health and safety rules.

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Conservation

Conservation

Here you will find information about conservation services in Northumberland.

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Self and custom build register

Self and custom build register

Find out more information of individuals and groups seeking to acquire serviced plots of land to build their own home

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Land & premises

Land & premises

This page provides information on local search, maps and character assessments.

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Section 106 agreements

Section 106 agreements

Here you will find out about section 106 agreements.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Find the contact details for our teams here.

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