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Planning and Building

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

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Planning Board Meetings and Registering to Speak

Apply for Planning Permission

This page offers guidance on how to apply for planning permission and all other applications.

Apply for Planning Permission - Phosphates

This page aims to provide you with more specific information on how to apply for planning permission for development that is affected by phosphates and the Somerset Levels and Moors Ramsar Site.

View and Comment on Planning Applications

The Council publishes all valid applications for viewing by members of the public. You can view the plans, accompanying documents, consultation responses and officer reports.

Pre Application Advice

The council's pre-application service provides advice to customers who are thinking about making an application.

Phosphates on the Somerset Levels and Moors Ramsar Site

Information on Phosphate Mitigation in Mendip and progress on solutions.

Enforcement

Planning control regulates the development and use of land to make sure that changes to our physical surroundings are right for their purposes and location. Planning enforcement investigates alleged breaches of planning control.

Agent and Developer Information

As an agent or developer who submits applications to Mendip District Council, we understand the need for you to be kept updated on local planning issues and to be able to access the information you need quickly.

Economic Planning and Development

Mendip District Council is committed to using the planning process to encourage economic growth and better opportunities for local communities and businesses across the district.

Planning Performance Agreements

An enhanced service for dealing with planning applications.

Planning Obligations (S.106 Agreements)

S.106 agreements or planning obligations are legal agreements between Local Authorities and developers which are linked to a planning permission. Each agreement is associated with a particular development and as they are a legal charge on the land, they transfer automatically with any change in ownership.

Somerset Building Control Partnership (SBCP)

Somerset Building Control Partnership (SBCP) is the largest Local Authority Building Control Partnership in the South West. We provide a modern, flexible building control service to business and householders on behalf of Mendip, Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane, and West Somerset Councils.

Land Charges

Local Land Charges provides a highly efficient and accurate level of service to Solicitors, Agents and members of the public requesting Search Applications to be made against residential/commercial properties and land within the District.

Addressing My Property

The Council is responsible for providing official addresses to all residential and commercial properties and can reject or approve suggested street and property names.

A Customer-Focused Planning Service

We are committed to delivering a planning service that that meets the needs of our customers and therefore welcome feedback about the service provided.

Consultation on Amendments to the Local Validation List

Amendments to Local Validation List following adoption of Supplementary Planning Document: Design and Amenity of New Development, Guidance for Interpretation of Local Plan Policy DP7

Notice of Appeal - West Side, Rodney Stoke

Appeal Hearing relating to the application to Mendip District Council for Use of land as a 9 pitch travellers caravan site at Old Gore Wood, Emborough.

Notice of Public Inquiry - Land at Marston Lane, Frome, Somerset

Public Inquiry relating to the application to Mendip District Council for development including the demolition of existing outbuildings and erection of up to 150 residential dwellings including affordable housing with the provision of vehicular, cyclist and pedestrian access onto Marston Lane alongside public open spaces, community space, children's play, sustainable urban drainage systems, hard and soft landscaping, infrastructure and earthworks.

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)

This report summarises the findings from Mendip District Council's Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) study. The LCWIP focussed on Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Street and Wells. LCWIPs identify and prioritise investment in new infrastructure to support greater number of people making journeys on foot or on cycle. LCWIPs should identify infrastructure interventions over a short, medium, and long-term horizon that meet the transport and movement objectives of the four towns.

Addressing My Property

The Council is responsible for providing official addresses to all residential and commercial properties and can reject or approve suggested street and property names.

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