Hartlepool Borough Council

Frequently Asked Questions: Planning

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Planning FAQs

Q: What is a local plan?

Q: How can I get further information on the local plan?

Q: How can I find out about my boundary and who is responsible for the walls/fences there?

Q: WHAT IS PLANNING PERMISSION?

Q: HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF I NEED PERMISSION?

Answer:

We offer a free service called "One Stop Shop". We operate a One Stop Shop for informal planning enquiries.  This is a free Planning and Building Control advisory service for householder developments (i.e. for the erection of a conservatory, installation of solar panels etc) however as from the 1 October 2011 there is a fee payable for non domestic development or for the 'fast track' service offered for domestic developments.

A form can be downloaded from this website, the One Stop Shop will advise whether or not planning permission is required and will also try and tell you what other permissions may be required.   The schedule of fees can also be viewed on the One Stop Shop page.

Q: CAN YOU TELL ME OVER THE PHONE?

Q: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET A REPLY THROUGH ONE STOP SHOP?

Q: WHAT DO I DO IF I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?

Q: CAN I CHECK HOW MY APPLICATION IS PROGRESSING?

Q: CAN PEOPLE COMMENT ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS?

Q: HOW CAN PEOPLE COMMENT?

Q: WHO WILL MAKE THE DECISION ON AN APPLICATION?

Q: HOW WILL OTHER PEOPLES’ COMMENTS OR MY VIEWS BE CONSIDERED?

Q: WHAT CAN HAPPEN TO MY APPLICATION?

Q: WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE COUNCIL’S DECISION?

Q: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET A DECISION?

Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT GET PERMISSION OR DO NOT COMPLY WITH ANY CONDITIONS?

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