The Development Control Service
Development Control is concerned with regulating the impact of new development on its surroundings.
Planning permission may be required for building and engineering work, for changes in the use of buildings and land, alterations to listed buildings, developments in Conservation Areas, works on protected trees and display of advertisements.
We offer a planning advisory service, the One Stop Shop to enable you to check whether your proposal will need planning permission or not.
A Duty Officer will be available between the hours of 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 Monday-Friday, however this officer will be unable to advise you on the acceptability of a scheme nor give any informal opinion as to the likely success of a proposal. The duty officer will only answer basic questions such as how to make an application or where to find our planning policies. The duty officer will not be able to tell you if you need planning permission (or any other consent). Should you require planning advice, please refer your proposal to the One Stop Shop.
Paragraph 62 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) recognises the importance of good design, HBC fully support the principles of good design and encourage good design through the Local Plan and officer liaison with developers and the community.
North East Design Review and Enabling Service (NEDRES) is a north east based organisation that consists of 28 experienced and well respected professionals from a range of built environment disciplines who meet monthly to review schemes. They provide expert impartial advice on the architecture, landscape, urban design and climate change impacts of development proposals and master plans. The aim of working with NEDRES is to improve design aspirations on submitted schemes and to encourage a more consistent high quality design standards across the North East. NEDRES are part of the Design Network and is hosted by RIBA North East.
In March 2013 Hartlepool Borough Council supported the approach set out above, and agreed to formalise arrangements with neighbouring authorities. Four of the Tees Valley authorities (Hartlepool, Middlesbrough Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton on Tees) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NEDRES, the MOU sets out the authorities intentions with regard to encouraging the use of NEDRES and recognises an emerging partnership founded on a shared belief in the value of design as essential to improving the quality of life and it.
The council will encourage applicants to use NEDRES particularly with regard to large scale major applications and any applications that are likely to be highly contentious i.e. development within a conservation area or if the council is unsure of its design merit and wishes to raise the design quality. Officers can advise on if your application should be referred to NEDRES.
The fee for the design review of schemes is £1,500, for a 1 hour review with 3-4 panel members. Follow up reviews are £1000.
Alternatively contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on 01429 284317 to request paper application forms
Track the progress of a planning application or comment on an application via our interactive pages.
View reports or decisions determined by the Council's Planning Committee.
When a planning application has been refused the applicant has the right of appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.
All reported breaches of planning control are investigated and may lead to the service of enforcement notices.
You will find further advice and guidance in the pages below and in the related download section.
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Hartlepool's Planning Access Portal
Notes about the Planning Process
Information notes about the planning process
Planning Guidance - Contaminated Land
Planning Guidance relating to contaminated land
Planning Guidance - Flood Risk Assessment
Planning guidance relating to flood risk assessment
Planning Guidance - The Validation Process
Planning guidance relating to the validation process
Planning Guidance - Heritage Statements
Planning guidance relating to heritage statements
Landscape Planning & Conservation
Address: Development Control
Department of Regeneration & Neighbourhoods
Level 1 - Civic Centre
Tel: 01429 284317
Telephone: 01429 266522