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Planning Advice

Before making an application there are a number of factors you should think about.


Initially you are advised to find out if there are any constraints that may apply to your site, such as Green Belt, protected trees, Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Flood Zones etc.


You must also take account of Local and National Planning Policies.

  • National Policy

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) can be viewed here.

  • Local Planning Policy

‚ÄčThe Planning Policy team is responsible for developing the Local Planning Policy for South Bucks.  More information about current and future policy documents within South Bucks can be viewed here.

Do I need planning permission?

Some works can be done without planning permission. Find out more about Permitted Development.

Do you need some advice?

If you would like planning advice from the Council before submitting a formal application, click here to find out how.

Planning Aid offer free, independent, professional advice on planning issues. Click here to find out more.