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Getting planning advice
Medway Council welcomes and positively encourages discussions
before an applicant submits a planning application. These
discussions can result in better quality applications which stand a
better chance of a successful outcome and help to speed up the
decision making process after submission. Scroll to the bottom of
the page for ways to get in touch.
What needs planning permission?
If you want to apply for planning permission all
applications must be submitted to your local planning authority -
Planning Portal, a one stop guide to the planning
process has lots of useful information on this including the
house guide, shown above, offering a room by room guide
explaining what changes to your home home require planning
One of the most common questions asked of the council's
planning team is what development can
be done without the need to apply for planning
permission. This is known as permitted
To find out whether or not proposed development - iincluding new
works or changes of use of land - would be lawful if carried
out apply to the council for a
certificate of lawful development.
Most kinds of development will need planning permission,
however. The term development is very broad and could mean any of
In addition, the council’s consent is usually required to alter
a listed building, to demolish a house or
other building within a conservation area or to display an
You can also search for planning enforcement action taken by Medway
How much does it cost?
There are costs involved in gaining planning permission,
including statutory planning fees and separate charges for pre application advice.
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