Pre- Application Advice
Planning Officers are happy to look at draft proposals prior to submission. Weekly planning surgeries are run at Porlock Lovelace Centre (10am – midday on Mondays) and Lynton Town Hall (10am-midday on Wednesdays). No appointment is needed to attend these surgeries but any information which can be sent through in advance will assist planning officers to research and advise. Draft proposals can also be sent in to Exmoor House by post or e-mail and officers are happy to then meet in the office or on site as appropriate.
Other officers of the National Park Authority, for instance, tree and archaeology officers, can also be contacted with draft proposals that cover their areas of expertise so that they can advise as to whether further information is needed. Planning Officers can also put you in touch with the appropriate Highway Engineers or Environment Agency officers as appropriate to your proposals so that you can have a direct dialogue as needed.
If there are queries regarding the level of information that is required with your submission then please contact the Development Control Section of the National Park Authority.
The National Park Authority encourages the submission of your application electronically via the national Planning Portal. The Portal assists by providing a structured way to complete the forms, checks the planning fee and allows the completed process to be completed on line (or partially on line if your prefer). The Planning Portal also provides a range of planning and Building Control guidance. The Portal can be accessed at www.planningportal.gov.uk/