Welcome to the Planning Homepage

The main function of the Planning Department is to provide for the proper planning and sustainable development of the county, the management of development, the promotion of industrial development and the protection of the natural and built heritage and amenity of the county.

Viewing Planning files

Planning files have been scanned and are available for viewing under Planning Search function below. On occasion the scanned images are insufficient for the individual and people need to see the full planning file. You should note that only current files are retained in the Planning Office and the files you require may need to be retrieved from off-site storage. It would be more beneficial to all to check in advance of calling to the Planning Office to view a file to determine if your required file is available. An appointment system is in use in Planning and a slot can be allocated to you and file retrieved if necessary for viewing. You should note that when retrieving archived files there will be a retrieval fee and a staff member will outline any costs before confirming your appointment. If you arrive at Planning Counter and appointments are being served you may experience delays.