Contact the planning team

Our team contains the professional planning officers. 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.

Please contact the team:


We operate a duty planning officer system each morning for general non planning application related enquiries.

Please call us on 01543 308174 between 9am and 12.30pm with your general planning enquiry. A customer service advisor will assist you to find information and if required, send your details to the planning team to arrange for a duty officer call back. Call backs will be made within 1 working day.

Alternatively you can email the development control team directly.


If you need to speak to a specific officer regarding a planning application, please contact them directly after 12.30pm.

Please note: if you need to meet a specific officer, you will need to arrange an appointment direct with them.

Planning enforcement queries

We also deal with unauthorised developments through negotiation, and 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.

If you have a planning enforcement query, please call either 01543 308205 or 01543 308274. Alternatively, email us about planning enforcement.

Validation of a planning application queries

If you have a question about the validation of a planning application, please call either 01543 308179 or 01543 308273.

Other contact details

  • Claire Billings (planning development manager) - email Claire
  • Kerry Challoner (planning applications - team leader) - email Kerry
  • Andrew Dudley (principal planning officer – enforcement) - email Andrew
  • Jon Allinson (business support and performance officer) - email Jon