What is planning

To many people "planning" means the control of development through the planning applications system. However, it is much more than a process of control governed by a set of rules which is why it is known as development management.

Development management is a positive and proactive approach to shaping, considering, determining and delivering development proposals. It is led by the local planning authority, working closely with those proposing developments and other stakeholders. It is undertaken in the spirit of partnership and inclusiveness, and supports the delivery of key priorities and outcomes.

Our development management team deals with all proposals for new development within Newark and Sherwood, which includes not only planning application but also listed building, conservation area and advertisement consents.

Planning permission is not always required and there are circumstances where the works are either not development requiring planning permission or are permitted development.

Development Management

Planning reception

Planning files are available to view at the planning reception, Kelham hall which is open Monday to Thursday - 8.45am to 5.15pm and Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm

Please note that if you are attending the planning reception it will close promptly at the specified time so you are strongly advised to allow sufficient time for any queries to be answered.

Duty Planner

We operate a duty planner service if you require assistance in having plans or information explained, or guidance on the process for obtaining advice. This service only operates Monday to Thursday – 2pm to 5.15pm and Friday 2pm to 4.45pm

Please note that the duty planner will not offer any advice which must be obtained through formal processes (and for any applicable fee) set out for the council’s pre-application service, planning applications, discharge of condition requests, or any other services for which a formal submission is required.

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Newark and Sherwood District Council
Kelham Hall
Kelham
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG23 5QX

01636 650000

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