Planning Services


Welcome to the Planning Services pages. Select from the links in the left hand navigation or view the popular sections below.

View Planning application View Planning Applications

Select to view the Planning Application Search, the list of Weekly Applications, View Planning Application Decisions and Appeals and to access the Planning portal.

Planning committee documentsPlanning Committee Meeting Documents

Click here to view the latest Planning Committee Meeting Documents

Urgent Notices and Public AnnouncementsUrgent Notices and Public Announcements

Find all the latest Planning related information regarding announcements and notices here.

Making a Planning applicationMake a Planning Application

Visit the Making a Planning application page to view how to make an application, the required documents and how to access the Planning Portal.

Planning downloadsUseful Downloads and Documents

In this section you can find: Development Management Charter, Validation checklist for Planning applications, Scale of Fees, Staffing Structure and other documents that may be of use

Development controlDevelopment Management

The Development Management section deals with the part of the planning process, which considers applications for planning permission.

Local planLocal Plan

The Local plan sets out policies and proposals to guide development in the Forest of Dean.


Local development frameworkLocal Development Framework

The Local Development Framework or 'LDF' is the term used to describe the set of documents which will eventually include all of the planning authority's local development documents.

Building controlBuilding Control

View the Building control section that makes sure building work is designed and constructed to the required standards.

Planning aidPlanning Aid 

Planning Aid England provides free, independent and professional planning advice to communities and individuals who cannot afford to pay professional fees (Link opens in new window)

Planning Aid

Planning interactive guideDo I need Planning Permission?

View this interactive guide to see whether planning permission is required. Please note that you should also ensure that Permitted Development Rights on your property have not been removed by the Local Planning Authority.

How to contact us:

The offices are open between 9.00 - 16.45 Monday to Thursday and 9.00 - 16.30 Friday.  The Duty Planning Officer can be contacted between 10am - 12noon and 2pm - 4pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday by telephone 01594 810000 or email

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