Information on how to submit, view and comment on planning applications and on building regulations for homeowners.

COVID-19: Guidance relating to the Planning Process in the current situation

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 the Planning Service, with respect to Development Management, has adopted new procedures as from 8 April 2020.

Full details can be found here

Please note, any notifications under the Communications Act 2003 and the Electronic Communication Code (Conditions and Restrictions) Regulations that have been received by us are available to view on request at our offices.

Please contact the Built Environment Technical Team and give 48 hours notice.

The Council is committed to development only taking place if it is sustainable development that includes relevant environmental protections.
The process for dealing with all planning applications at Mendip District Council.
The Council publishes all valid applications for viewing by Members of the Public. You can view the plans, accompanying documents and consultation responses.
How to register to speak, view the Planning Board Agenda and upcoming meeting dates.
Guidance on how to apply for planning permission, listed building consent, works to trees and all other applications.
Guidance on how to apply to approve or discharge planning conditions.
Amendment to Planning Permission Condition under Section 74B of the Town and County Planning Act 1990 (As amended)
Following an amendment to planning legislation, applicants are able to apply to extend the time allowed to commence development. Whether this occurs automatically, or whether an Additional Environmental Assessment (AEA) is required, depends on the application type and when it was originally due to expire. To extend the commencement date where an AEA is required an online application must be made.
You don't need planning permission for some types of building work and there are a number of options available, both formal and informal, that can help you find out.
The National Planning Policy Framework states that "Local planning authorities should have local design review arrangements in place to provide assessment and support to ensure high standards of design".
The council's pre-application service provides advice to customers who are thinking about making an application.
If you seek planning permission or consent to carry out works and your application is not decided within a set period, is refused or permission is granted with conditions which you disagree with, you usually have a right of appeal.
We are committed to delivering a planning service that that meets the needs of our customers and therefore welcome feedback about the service provided.
Planning Obligations under Section 106 Legal Agreements.
Details of footpath diversions
The council's Public Access website allows you to view details of planning applications currently being considered by the council as well as some planning history.