Planning and building

Planning and building have different laws and approvals. Planning considers how land use and development affects an area's environment and liveability. Building is about constructing or altering structures such as houses, businesses and offices.

Do you need a planning permit?

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Planning relates to how land is used and developed, and how this affects an area's environment and liveability.

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Get where you need to go quickly with our forms and links to planning applications and more.
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Construction and alteration of structures, including houses, shops, offices and developments and ensuring safe construction practices. 

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Get easy access to a range of building applications, certificates and information.