Contact planning services

The County Council is the planning authority for minerals, waste and its own development (for example: schools and roads). For all other queries please contact

Planning policy - minerals and waste

For any queries relating to minerals and waste planning policy please email

Please note that this email address does not deal with matters other than minerals or waste. 

Development control and planning applications - minerals, waste and county council applications

To comment on planning applications and for general development control queries please email

Please note that this email address only relates to applications dealt with by the county council (minerals and waste and the county council's own development), mineral search enquiries and village green and/or common land registrations.

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