Whatever your view of the value of planning, it is a council activity that you are very likely to be involved in as a town or parish council representative.

The Local Plan, planning proposals, and decisions are all things the public is often interested in, but it can be a complex process! These resources will help you to understand the planning process, including how best to respond to the many consultation requests you will receive.


Town and Parish Council’s Guide to Planning 

This guide will help you understand the planning process, at what point town and parish clerks are involved and how you can submit comments. 

NNDC Planning Service Guide to Town and Country Planning

View and comment on a planning application

Planning enforcement

Section 106 planning obligations: developer contributions

Conservation areas

View conservation areas in North Norfolk 

View conservation area appraisals

Conservation area appraisal review programme 

Conservation and Design

Design guide 

Trees and hedges

Planning Policy

Local Plan (Current) 

Local Plan (New): not yet adopted

Proposals map

Document library 

Second homes and empty homes

View the empty homes policy

Report an empty home

Related content

Planning Advisory Service: Local Government Association

Planning Portal