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About Us

Development Control

The Development Control Teams deal with applications and related appeals for planning permission, listed building and advertisement consents, and works to protected trees. It advises developers and householders, gives pre-application advice and investigates possible breaches of planning control.

Contact the Development Control Team. 

Planning Policy

The Policy and Environment Team is responsible for the preparation and monitoring  of the local planning policy framework, including the preparation of the new Burnley Local Plan which will replace in due course the saved Local Plan. The team also monitors the supply of housing land and deals with neighbourhood planning.

You can view the planning policy documents and associated maps and the key evidence base studies by clicking the links from the Planning Policy page.

Contact the Policy Team.

Building Control

The East Pennine building control team deal with all building regulations applications and provides a full advisory service on all matters relating to building control, to ensure that building regulations (which dictate minimum standards) are followed and that buildings are designed to safeguard the health and safety of users.

Contact the Building Control Team.

Is Permission Needed?

Help and advice on whether planning permission is required, or Listed Building Advertisement or other consents are needed.

How to make an application

Find out about applying online, downloading forms, paying fees and how to make sure your application is complete.

What happens after we receive your application?

Find out how your application is registered and processed, how we consult on your application, what comments can be taken into account, and how the decision will be made.

Making your views known 

How to submit your comments on planning applications to Burnley Borough Council.

Application search facility

Search our online planning register for applications, appeals and decisions. You can also view the weekly list and monthly list of decisions.

Planning Committees

Where decisions on planning applications and planning policies are made. Find the dates of meetings, view agendas, reports and find out how to speak at committee.
Guidance on the appeals process, or go to our register to search for planning appeals. Submit your appeal online to the Planning Inspectorate, or download appeal forms.

Planning enforcement

Report suspected breaches of planning control online and view guidance on the Enforcement process. Search the Enforcement register for action taken.

Building control

Even if a planning permission is not required, you may still need to apply for approval under the building regulations. Find out more here. 

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