The function of the Planning Department is to plan and manage development within the county.  The responsibilities of Development Management Section include the processing of planning applications, provision of planning advice and enforcement of illegal or unauthorised development.

The responsibilities of forward planning include reviewing and preparing the County and Town Development Plans, Local Area Plans, Policies and Guidance Documents, and planning for infrastructure and economic and environmental development of the County and it’s towns.

Online Planning Tools Development Plan 2019-2025
Planning Notices Planning News
Built Heritage Forms and Downloads
Development Plan 2013 – 2019