Pre-warning of downtime to Public Access

Please note, due to essential maintenance there will be no Public Access availability between 12 noon 19 December and 20 December 2016. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. This will not affect any responses due in this period (consultation and representations).


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

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


Find out about the appeal process

Alleged breaches

How to report unauthorised development


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

Class Q Agriculture to dwelling guidance

Regulations have been introduced which allow for agricultural buildings to be converted into dwellings without the need for full planning permission subject to specified procedures being completed and subject to certain limiting provisions


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

Decision Register Archive 2016

View the weekly Register of Decisions issued

Demolishing a building

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

Design Review Panel for Devon

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

Devon County Council - planning

Devon County Council is the Minerals and Waste Planning Authority for most of Devon. We have responsibility for determining planning applications relating to minerals and waste development and applications for our own use.

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

Footpath diversion orders

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

Mobile Operators Network

Annual network update plans of all mobile operators

Planning Charter

View the Planning Service Charter

Performance standards

Recent quarterly performance standards

Trees and hedgerows

Details regarding Tree Preservation Orders and the removal of hedgerows

View Planning Committee dates and agendas

Find out what's coming up at the next Planning Committee meeting

Planning Handbook 2016

Planning Handbook 2016 for guidance on Planning and economic development