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Planning Advice


Information on making a planning application, our planning process, how to appeal a planning decision and more.

Planning Duty Officer

The Planning Duty Officer service can assist you to with any problems you may face before submitting an application or planning general advice, including current planning applications.


Our Planning Process

Find out what the Council's role is in determining planning applications, how the planning process works and the Council's adopted scheme of delegation.


Pre-Planning Application Advice

Sedgemoor District Council is proactive in encouraging pre-application discussions.


Appeal against a decision

If an application for planning permission is refused, or if it is granted with conditions, an appeal can be made to the Secretary of State against the decision, or the conditions, under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


Trees on development sites

Trees and hedgerows are important for their intrinsic beauty, their contribution to the landscape or towns cape, screening eyesores or softening the appearance of new development and their value for wildlife.


Validation Checklist

Our Local Validation Checklist is available here.

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