Contact Information

Forest of Dean District Council
Council Offices
High Street
GL16 8HG

Tel: 01594 810000

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Council Services

Forest of Dean District Council is committed to strengthening the Forest of Dean economy.

The Council's Commercial Services Team are responsible for marketing and promoting the Forest of Dean as an outstanding place to visit and do business.

The team also provides high quality advice and information for visitors and businesses through its websites.

The Council is also working with a range to partners ro regenerate the district's market towns through its Regeneration team


The Council can also offer advice on the following areas of relevance to local businesses:  

  • Building control
  • Commercial waste
  • Environmental Health
  • Housing options
  • Planning & development control


Building control

Building control provides advice on all aspects of building works, compliance and associated regulations. Read more

Commercial waste

The council does not collect commercial waste and businesses are required to put in place arrangements for waste collection with authorised contractors. Read more


Environmental health 

The council's environmental health service can provide support with a wide range of issues including:

  • Food safety & nutrition
  • Pest control
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Licensing
  • Air quality and pollution monitoring


 Read more


Housing options

This service responds to housing need by providing advice and information about available housing options, monitor Choice Based Lettings through the Gloucestershire Homeseeker Scheme and provide advice and assistance to people threatened with or experiencing homelessness. Read more


Planning & development control:

Access the latest information on the Local Plan and planning permission. Read more