Information and guidance

Useful documents

Buying a plan

If you want a scaled 1:1250 location plan, you can buy one from the Planning Portal website.

Design and access statements

Some planning applications must include a Design and Access Statement (including all applications for listed building consent). The Council has produced a guidance sheet to help you prepare such a statement. This includes a Building for Life 12 assessment for major developments.

Interactive planning portal

You can find further information on planning permission and building regulations for different types of buildings on the interactive planning portal.

Larger home extensions

The Planning Portal provides guidance on larger home extensions.

View advice on larger home extensions (PDF)

National design guide

You can read the national design guide at GOV.UK.

Self-build and custom housebuilding

You can find more information on self-building and custom housebuilding, and how to join the register here.