The Planning Department has the following units;
- Forward planning which sets the planning framework including the County Development Plan and Local Area Plans. These documents set the policies for development and provide for the zoning of land where appropriate.
- Development Management which adjudicates on planning applications and applications for planning exemptions as well as facilitating pre-planning meeting in respect of proposed development.
- Enforcement considers complaints in respect of development and takes any necessary actions on unauthorised development or non-compliance with the conditions of a planning permission.
- Building control monitors compliance with the building regulations and standards including issues such as disability access etc.