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Planning and building control

We are receiving a high volume of planning applications and enquiries. It may take longer than the statutory 8 or 13 weeks to determine your application. When applying for permission and planning works, you will need to factor this in. We may contact you to extend the time to deal with your application.

We are working hard to reduce the backlog as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. 

Read more about what we are doing to tackle the backlog.

Get planning advice

Find out what you need to submit with your planning application and get advice from our planning team.

Apply for planning permission

When you make a planning application, we strongly recommend you make an online account.

Search or comment on a planning application

Use our public access portal to read and make comments on planning applications in Guildford.

Report a suspected planning breach

Our planning enforcement team can identify and take action against developments which do not have planning permission.

Search for planning information

Use our interactive map to find listed buildings, current and past planning applications, conservation areas and more.

Find out about building control

Learn about building control applications, site inspections, and our building control service.

Planning and building control documents

Get copies of decision notices. Cost vary from 36p to £20.50. Contact customer services on 01483 505050 to order.