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Planning Service COVID 19 Update

Planning Service – January 2021 Lockdown Update

During the current COVID-19 lockdown (January 2021), Mid Devon District Council will continue to process and determine planning applications as normally as possible. Officers will only carry out essential site visits subject to complying with Government instructions and the Council’s own Risk Assessment process. Where site visits cannot be made, officers will continue to use site photos/ videos in order to make decisions.

The Pre Application Service will be suspended from 6th January 2021. The Planning Service will not accept any pre application requests for the foreseeable future. An update will be posted on this webpage as to when the pre application service will reopen
The paid Duty Officer Enquiries will continue to be answered by email only for the foreseeable future.

The Virtual Planning Committee meetings will continue to be held until further notice.


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Cullompton High Street Heritage Action Zone

Mid Devon District Council has secured funding from Historic England to help regenerate Cullompton Town Centre through the High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) programme.

Notice of public inquiry

For the appeal by Place Land Llp for 60 dwellings at Sampford Peverell

Privacy notices

Read our privacy notices for information on how we process data within the different areas of Planning

Pre-application advice

Our pre-application advice can save time, cost and frustration

Duty Planning Services

Need assistance with general planning advice? Find out about our duty planning service

Fees for Planning Applications

Who needs permission?

Find out if you need planning permission for your proposed works

Apply for permission

Get help and guidance and then apply online

Search and comment on planning applications

Search by: keyword, reference, postcode or a single line of an address

Weekly list

Check to see the most recent planning applications we've received

Decision Register Archive

View the weekly Register of Decisions issued by year

Demolishing a building

In most cases you will not need to apply for planning permission to knock down a building


Preserving and enhancing the historic environment including conservation areas and listed buildings

Trees and hedgerows

Details regarding Tree Preservation Orders and the removal of hedgerows

Discharge of conditions on planning approvals

Commencement of development prior to the discharge of relevant conditions will render the development unlawful and could lead to formal enforcement action by the Council


You may need to apply to display an advertisement on the front of, or outside, your property

Planning Handbook 2019

Planning Handbook 2019 for guidance on Planning and economic development


Find out about the appeal process

Permission in Principle

Footpath diversion orders

How to apply to divert, extinguish and stop up footpaths and bridleways to allow development to proceed

Planning Charter

Design Review

The Design Review provides an opportunity for developers and local authorities alike to have access to some of the best built environment practitioners in the region

Performance standards

Recent quarterly performance standards

Planning Committee dates and agendas

Mobile Operators Network

Annual network update plans of all mobile operators

Devon County Council - planning

Devon County Council - Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

Permitted Development Rights

Read our privacy notices for information on how we process data within the different areas of Planning

Planning Enforcement - Reporting alleged breaches

How to report unauthorised development

Local Enforcement Plan

Public Inquiry for Land to the South of Higher Town and North of Turnpike, Sampford Peverell

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Section 106

S106 Agreements, Obligations and Mid Devon Infrastructure Statements