Planning and building
Regeneration of Stocking Farm estate moves a step closer
15 August 2022
15 June 2022Dramatic makeover of historic gates complete, thanks to Government fund
Public art celebrates city’s links with the fox
14 June 2022
14 June 2022Public art celebrates city’s links with the fox
10 June 2022Council gives green light for new low carbon homes off Saffron Lane
If you are planning on carrying out building work on land or property that you own, you may require planning permission. Planning permission is a legal document, issued by us, which allows specific development at a particular site, for example building works or a change of use.
Our conservation staff offer expert input into the planning of new development and advice on the built environment, natural environment and archaeology.
Building regulations are there to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the public is maintained and buildings are designed to improve thermal performance and conserve fuel and power.
We have legal duty to ensure that streets are named and properties are numbered. We aim to establish a unique, clear and logical address with an accurate location for each property.
When you purchase a piece of land, a local land search will be submitted, highlighting any legal restrictions affecting the land or property.
Urban design aims to create sustainable urban environments with long-lasting structures, buildings and a great standard of living for people.
We investigate reports about building work which may have been done without planning permission, or possible breaches of planning permissions or conditions. We investigate an average of 800 suspected breaches of planning control every year.