Find the contact details for our development management team below.
Development management contact details
We operate drop-in sessions in the area offices for members of the public to informally discuss planning queries. These sessions are provided for the public with a view to assisting with general queries. Officers will be available during the following hours and at these locations:
Mondays and Wednesdays (11 AM - 01 PM)
Tuesdays and Thursdays (11AM - 01 PM)
Alnwick Information Centre
Greenwell Lane, Alnwick NE66 1HB
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Hexham Information Centre
Hadrian House, Market Street, Hexham NE46 3NH
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Please note, officers will not be able to confirm whether planning permission is required but can assist with understanding permitted development rights, planning policies and other general enquiries. If you need to speak with a specific case officer about a particular application, you will need to make formal arrangements with them directly.
Historic planning documents
In some cases you may need to contact the local authority to access old planning permissions related to your property, a parcel of land or a dwelling you are looking to purchase. Usually these requests are made through a search company as part of a potential purchase of land and buildings.
The council aim to have as much information as possible on the public access section of the website. If you are unable to locate the information you need, or if there are no documents with the application, it is advisable that you forward a request to us directly.
If you need to contact us with a request for information on an historic planning application, please email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org
To assist with our ability to provide this information to you, please provide as much information as possible, including:
- your name
- your address and contact details
- the address of the site
- details of any planning application or decision you wish to view that is not already available on public access, including the reference for the application.
Some of our historic files are held in storage, and requests may take up to 10 working days to fulfill. Older applications may be held in the County Archives at Woodhorn Museum in Ashington, which is a publicly accessible service. If we are unable to locate a particular application it may be the case that it is held at Woodhorn, in which case we should be able to advise you of this.
Central registry team
The central registry team deals with the validation of planning applications and technical administrative duties needed to maintain the planning service.
0345 600 6400
Central Registry Team
Please use the e-forms in the planning enforcement section of the council’s website for any new alleged breaches of planning control. For all other matters relating to planning enforcement, please contact the team using the details provided below.
0345 600 6400
Planning Enforcement Team
Please note that Building Regulations Approvals are dealt with by the building control department. The planning department do not have direct access to these and your query should be forwarded to the building control team.