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Planning Service

Planning Service

Mid Devon District Council continue to process and determine planning applications and other planning processes as normal as possible despite some staff vacancies. We are grateful for your patience in regards to delays you may be experiencing with the service.

From 7 May 2021, Planning Committee must meet in person at Phoenix House. This meeting is open to the public and you are welcome to attend in person or via Zoom.  Please email your preference to at least 3 days in advance of the meeting.

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. 


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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.

Public Inquiry

Land at Langford.

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

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

Planning Enforcement - Reporting alleged breaches

How to report unauthorised development

Local Enforcement Plan

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

Section 106

S106 Agreements, Obligations and Mid Devon Infrastructure Statements

Performance standards

Recent quarterly performance standards

Planning Committee dates and agendas

Devon County Council - planning

Devon County Council - Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

Permitted Development Rights