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Important Announcement

With effect from 1st April 2022 there will be a charge for confirming whether or not planning obligations have been complied with. Find more information here. 

Planning Service COVID 19 Update

Planning Service – Update

As lockdown restrictions are eased Mid Devon District Council will continue to process and determine planning applications as normally as possible. Officers will carry out external site visits as normal. Any internal building site visits will be subject to complying with Government instructions and the Council’s own Risk Assessment process. Officers will continue to use site photos/ videos in conjunction with site visits in order to make decisions.

 There are currently several posts vacant within the Planning Service which is reducing staff capacity to determine applications and other planning processes. Although we are putting proposals in place to address this, we are grateful for your patience in regards to any delays you may be experiencing with the service. Please note the pre-application advice service has now resumed.

 The paid Duty Officer Enquiries will continue to be answered by email only for the foreseeable future.

From 7 May 2021, the Planning Committee must meet in person at Phoenix House. However in order to comply with social distancing requirements and to ensure the safe operation of the meetings; applicants, agents, the public and anyone else wishing to participate can (and are strongly encouraged to) continue to attend remotely via Zoom, until restrictions are lifted. Details of how this works are explained in the new meetings protocol which is available here 


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