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The planning application process

A step-by-step guide to what happens when you make a planning application.
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See a step-by-step guide to what happens when you make a planning application.

We aim to approve planning applications within eight weeks for minor applications and within 13 weeks for major applications.

You can make a planning appeal if your planning application has been refused planning permission, you did not receive a decision within the time-frame, or your application was approved and you are not happy with the planning conditions.

You can get advice from our Duty Planner or from the pre-application advice service.