Information on how to submit, view and comment on planning applications and on building regulations for homeowners.

Please note, any notifications under the Communications Act 2003 and the Electronic Communication Code (Conditions and Restrictions) Regulations that have been received by us are available to view on request at our offices.

Please contact the Built Environment Technical Team and give 48 hours notice.

Please note:

From the 5th August till the 27th September 2019, due to high volumes of planning applications received the planning duty service and the "Is planning permission required" service are being temporarily suspended. 

We thank you for your patience during this time. 

The Council publishes all valid applications for viewing by Members of the Public. You can view the plans, accompanying documents and consultation responses.
All forms for all the various planning applications can be downloaded.
The process for dealing with all planning applications at Mendip District Council.
Advice on planning permission
The National Planning Policy Framework states that "Local planning authorities should have local design review arrangements in place to provide assessment and support to ensure high standards of design".
The council's pre-application service provides advice to customers who are thinking about making an application.
If you seek planning permission or consent to carry out works and your application is not decided within a set period, is refused or permission is granted with conditions which you disagree with, you usually have a right of appeal.
We are committed to delivering a planning service that that meets the needs of our customers and therefore welcome feedback about the service provided.
Planning Obligations under Section 106 Legal Agreements.
Details of footpath diversions
The council's Public Access website allows you to view details of planning applications currently being considered by the council as well as some planning history.
The council's current House Extension Design Guide was created to provide guidance for anyone considering an extension to their property, and includes design ideas and features which are likely to be acceptable as part of a planning application