Planning Applications & Advice

Planning Applications & Advice

To many people 'planning' means the control of development through the planning applications system. Development control involves the controlling of building and engineering operations or changes in the use of land and buildings.

This control operates within a set of rules supplied by the government but also relies heavily upon precedence and case law established since 1947 when the modern day system commenced.

Planning permission is therefore not always required and there are circumstances where the works are either not development requiring planning permission or are permitted development. The rules that govern this can be complex and need to be the subject of specific enquiries.

The council provides a pre-application advice service (.pdf) (130KB) (Opens in a New Window), but there are fees (.pdf) (157KB) (Opens in a New Window) for this. If you do need a planning application you can apply through the Planning Portal (Opens in a New Window). For help with submitting your planning application or general enquiries about the procedures, the planning admin team can assist.  If you wish to search for a planning application you can do this through our Broxtowe Maps service. (Opens in a New Window)

For general planning enquiries there is a 'duty planner' service available during mornings between 8:30am and 12:30pm with voicemail outside these hours, we aim to return calls the following working day.

The council has set out to provide an efficient development control service but is also concerned that the outcomes of the service are of the right quality. It is important that the control of development contributes to the council's overall objectives and the quality of life for its residents and business community.

You may find the leaflets below useful depending on your needs with a planning application:

Duty Planner
tel: 0115 917 3447
Planning Administration
tel: 0115 917 3461