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Biodiversity Net Gain

From Monday 12 February 2024 all major applications must be accompanied by a Biodiversity Net Gain Assessment via the latest version of the DEFRA Biodiversity Metric spreadsheet. This must be supplied to make a valid submission.

The Outline and Full application validation checklists have been updated to reflect this.

Planning Application Amendments

In order to ensure timely decision-making for all our applicants, the planning department (Development Services) will not accept amendments to planning applications.  Once a planning application is made valid it will be publicly available on our Public Access webpages with full details of expected timescales for determination, within statutory timescales.

Please continue to monitor the Public Access webpages for updates including consultee responses to a planning application.

Please note: You may be seeing this message as the service is seeing heavy load from multiple sources due to recent attempts to exploit a web vulnerability. The service is protected from this, but the large number of concurrent attempts mean we have to perform reconfiguration to allow legitimate traffic, so the service is temporarily unavailable. Please refer to our website for updates on this. Thank you.

Why is there unusual traffic detected from my computer network?

We are using a service on our Public Access Planning Register to prevent automated high-volume computer-based traffic on this website.

You have been directed to this page as this service has detected unusual traffic from your computer network and it appears to be sending automated queries to our site.

It is best to move through the webpages slowly, like a person reading and digesting the information as they move between webpages, to avoid your movement being treated as automated activity.

We appreciate this can be tricky, especially if you are familiar with the screens in the Public Access Planning Register and can quickly identify and click on what you wish to see.

If you are using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), you may be unable to access our site due to other computers using the VPN creating automated queries or have been in the past.

If you are from a larger organisation, you may be unable to access our site due to your combined access being seen as a high volume of traffic from one network.

If you continue to be unable to access our site, please contact