Norfolk County Council elections and General Election

Elections will take place on 4 May 2017 to elect County Councillors and on 8 June 2017 to elect the North Norfolk MP

The way North Norfolk District Council offers pre-planning application advice is about to change.

As of the 1st June 2017 the current Duty Officer Service will finish. Instead the Council will run a new and improved service which will provide a written response in all cases. This will ensure advice is clear for customers and a record kept of all advice given.

To start with the new service will only be provided on householder schemes and small scale residential or commercial schemes (1 to 9 houses or up to 999m2 of commercial floorspace). Major schemes will be brought into the new service in due course.

For advice on Major applications, please contact the Major Projects Team on 01263 513811 or email:

The new pre-application advice service will provide a range of response levels, from a simple enquiry where only an ‘in principle’ view has been requested, right through to advice giving a view on the acceptability of the proposed scheme and advising on any necessary amendments.

Each level of service will attract a different fee.

The Council will no longer respond to queries around whether planning permission is required. Advice can be found on the Planning Portal or you can submit a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Use or Development application.

More details will be available on our website before we go live with the new service.