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We are taking the necessary immediate and longer-term steps to support and protect residents, staff and partners. Our focus is on keeping critical services running, particularly those supporting vulnerable people.

Find out more about the support and guidance available, and any changes to our services.

Advice and support on Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

Planning permission

We deal with planning applications that relate to minerals, waste planning or our own developments.

Apply for waste development and county council planning permission

How to apply

The recommended way to apply is online, using the National Planning Portal website.


Find out more about our minerals and waste local plan

Other ways to apply

  • Apply by post. Download forms from the National Planning Portal
  • Agents such as an architect, solicitor or builder can apply for you
  • Agents may charge additional fees for their service

For planning queries or if you're unsure if an application is necessary

  • Contact the council’s planning team to get a definitive answer

Telephone: 0116 305 7040

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