A Duty Planning Officer is available at the Council Offices in Weeley from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday. Please telephone our Planning Reception team on 01255 686161 to book an appointment (maximum 30 minutes). Please note this meeting will be held in the public reception area and no written response will be provided. There is no charge for this service.
You can also drop-in on a first come first served basis but are encouraged to make an appointment to limit your waiting time. You can also telephone the Duty Planning Officer by contacting our Planning Reception team on 01255 686161 between the hours specified above.
Our Duty Planning Officer is here to discuss general planning matters such as:-
- whether planning permission is required for a proposal
- help with filling in application forms
- explaining application drawings for current applications
- to guide you through the planning application process
- to discuss the relevant planning policies or constraints (such as being in a Conservation Area or Flood Zone) affecting a proposal or site
You can bring photographs or draft plans of your proposal for discussion however please note the views of outside consultees such as the Highway Authority or Environment Agency will not be sought and you would need to submit a pre-application enquiry to obtain these views.
The Duty Planner may not be able to provide detailed answers to questions relating to current enforcement investigations or current planning applications. These may need to be referred to the case officers for the particular cases.
Please note that any advice provided by the Council’s Officers is an informal opinion only and is made without prejudice to any formal determination which may be given in the event of an application being submitted. In particular, it will not constitute a formal response or decision of the Council with regard to any future planning applications, which will be subject to wider consultation and publicity. Although the Case Officer may indicate the likely outcome of a subsequent planning application, no guarantees can or will be give about the decision.