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Advice and information - planning applications
Whether you're enquiring about the need for permission or are ready to submit an application, these pages will give you information on what to do next, what else you should consider and what happens to your application when we receive it.
The difference between Planning Permission & Building Regulations
These are two entirely separate legally enforceable sides of building law. Planning permission deals with the correct use of land, the appearance of any proposed building and the effect that the development will have on the general environment and neighbouring properties. Building regulations deal with the way the building is constructed such as its structural stability, fire resistance and prevention of dampness. View further information on Building Regulations.
This depends on what you want to do. Planning regulations have to cover many different situations and even the provisions which affect the average householder are quite detailed. This section gives general guidance about the kinds of work for which you need to apply for planning permission and those for which you do not.
Whether or not you need to apply for planning permission for your proposal, there are other kinds of approval you may also need.
We welcome and encourage discussions before you submit your application. Apart from helping you, this discussion should also make it easier for us to deal with your application once you make it. There is no charge for this advice.
Once you have established if you need planning permission you will need to formally apply to the Planning Service. This page will give you advice on how to submit an application for planning permission and what you will need to include.
When you are ready to make your application, you must complete the correct forms. There are different forms for different types of development. You can choose to print and complete forms by hand or complete and submit them online.
As part of your application you will need to pay the correct fee. A list of fees is provided along with details of how and when to submit your payment. Alternatively use the online fee tool to assist your calculations.
When a planning application is submitted it must be accompanied by location and block plans. We can supply you with accurate up-to-date plans which are centred on the application site. The plans that we provide are based on the latest digital map data supplied by Ordnance Survey (OS), the National Mapping Agency of Great Britain.
This document explains what happens to your planning application following its submission to the Council. It includes information on: how long it will take; your rights during this process; who makes the decision and how; when you can start work and what happens after the decision.
Flintshire County Council has prepared a series of Local Planning Guidance Notes which provide detailed guidance on a range of development issues and topics.