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Welcome to Planning. You can navigate through the website using the left hand toolbar or alternatively, use the quick links below. Contact details can be found listed on the left of this page.

** News ** 6 March 2014 - The Government launched a revised and updated Planning Practice Guidance web-based resource. Important information for any user of the planning system previously only published in separate documents can now be found quickly and simply. You can link easily between the National Planning Policy Framework and relevant planning practice guidance, as well as between different categories of guidance. A list of guidance documents cancelled by the new planning practice guidance can also be viewed here.

Planning Applications

View and comment on current planning applications

Apply for planning permission, including forms, checklists and fees

Do you need planning permission

Planning Policy

The Planning Policy team is responsible for providing policies to guide and encourage future development in the district.

The Planning Policy homepage contains news and information relating to the Local Plan, the Local Development Framework, supplementary planning documents and other planning policy documents, as well as information relating to national and regional planning policy.  This includes the Core Strategy which is the first of a new generation of policy documents for Bath & North East Somerset and it will set out the long-term planning framework for the district. 

Heritage and Environment 

Historic Environment and online advice regarding listed buildings, conservation areas and historic parks & gardens

Archaeology and planning

Trees & Woodlands and planning

View information about Tree Preservation Orders or find details about our Tree Advice Services

Ecology and the Wildthings Partnership

Find out about Landscape design and projects, and the Urban Design service and advice available.

Major developments in Bath & North East Somerset 

View up to date information regarding major developments and projects within Bath and North East Somerset.


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