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The development management team

The development management team contains the professional planning officers who give general planning advice and consider planning applications that are submitted. The team aims to determine applications within eight weeks of receiving them.

The team also deals with unauthorised developments through negotiation, but will also take enforcement action if needed. So if you do something which needs planning permission without obtaining permission first, you may be forced to put things right later. Go about it in the wrong way and the result may not just be an unlawful piece of building work, but a lot of unnecessary expense and frustration.

The team is here to help with planning permissions and consents including those needed for demolitions, works to listed buildings and the display of certain outdoor advertisements.

Contact the team


We operate a duty planning officer system each morning (9am - 12.30pm) so please call us on 01543 308174 in the morning should your require any planning help, or email the development management team.


Should you wish to speak to a specific officer please contact them direct after 12.30pm. Please note that, should you wish to meet a specific officer, you will need to arrange an appointment direct with them.

Planning enforcement queries

Should you have any planning enforcement queries, please call either 01543 308205 or 01543 308274. Alternatively, email us about planning enforcement.

Validation of a planning application queries

Should you have any queries regarding the validation of a planning application, please call either 01543 308179 or 01543 308273.

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Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

If you need to contact a team direct, please visit our contacts page for team phone numbers and email addresses.

Opening times

Our main reception at Frog Lane in Lichfield is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.15pm. Our phone lines close at 5pm.