Planning Officers are happy to look at draft proposals prior to submission. Planning surgeries are run at Porlock Lovelace Centre (every third Monday of the month between 10am – midday) and Lynton Town Hall (every first Wednesday of the month between 10am-midday). 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage you to submit 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 here.
Please note as from 17 January 2018 the fee for planning applications schedule has been amended. The updated table of fees can be found on the Planning Portal(opens in new window) where you can download the latest guide to fees for planning applications in England.
Due to the ongoing restrictions recommended by the Government in dealing with the current COVID-19 Outbreak and the need to reduce all non essential social gatherings the decision has been taken to temporarily suspend all Planning Surgeries for the foreseeable future. Planning advice can still be given via the telephone at 01398 323665 or via email at email@example.com
updated Nov 2021
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Planning Aid England (PAE) provides free planning advice and support to help individuals and communities engage with the planning system and get involved in planning their local area. This is primarily provided through a website that provides information on all aspects of the planning system and an email advice service offering a limited amount of free, general planning advice. Further information is available via their website https://www.rtpi.org.uk/planning-advice