Planning permission

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UPDATE on Planning Applications (January 2021)

For a number of years we have been moving towards making our planning application process fully digital, including assessment of applications, issuing the Council’s decision, and other parts of the process.

As part of our response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the continuation of limited access to Eastleigh House for members of the public and staff, the submission of planning related information electronically is strongly encouraged to avoid delays in the registration of planning applications or enquiries. The submission of information in a paper format is likely to experience delays in registration and uploading to our system. We therefore strongly recommend that you submit your application via the Planning Portal (please note that submissions via the portal do carry a fee). This will give us the best chance of delivering our service to you in a timely manner.

If you have already submitted a planning application and you wish to submit further information to either validate your application or post-validation drawings; or if you have already obtained permission and you wish to apply for an amendment, these can also be done through the portal.


The planning applications service is run by our Development Management team who deal with the day-to-day decisions of individual applications for planning permission, and ensures that they are consistent with the adopted policies and guidance.

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