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The council has a duty to manage the development and use of land and buildings within Herefordshire. The aims of the planning service are to help protect the amenity and environment of Herefordshire, while promoting economic growth through high quality, sustainable development.


  • Planning applications

    Check if you need planning permission, pre-planning application and listed building advice, planning fees, submit an application, check progress, planning appeals

  • Local plan

    Core Strategy documents and Examination details, evidence base, local development scheme, UDP

  • Neighbourhood planning

    Advice on neighbourhood plans and orders, make an application, view submitted neighbourhood areas and plans, Community Right to Build

  • Planning enforcement

    Report an unauthorised development or non-compliance with conditions, advice on the planning enforcement process

  • Conservation

    Conservation areas, listed buildings, archaeology, ecology, landscape, tree and hedgerow protection

  • Building control and regulations

    Apply for building regulations, advice on building regulations enforcement, building near sewers, street naming and numbering, dangerous buildings and demolition

  • Minerals and waste

    Find out about planning matters relating to waste, mineral and engineering development

  • Public notices

    View public notices for planning applications and other planning matters

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