Planning Surgery

1. Do I need Planning Permission?/Permitted Development Enquiries.

You can complete the householder enquiry form to check whether you need planning permission. This can be posted to the Planning Service together with a payment of £25, made payable to Selby District Council. A Planning Officer will confirm to you whether planning permission is required or not. We aim to respond to your enquiry within 15 working days. The benefit of this service is that you get a written response for record purposes when selling your property, or to show anyone who questions your right to build.

Although this is not a full determination of whether planning permission is required, it is cheaper than a Lawful Development Certificate.

For non-householder enquiries you will be required to write in setting out details of your proposal and enclosing a fee of £25.

2. Pre-application Advice

This service allows customers to book an appointment to see a Duty Planning Officer at Access Selby Offices, 8-10 Market Cross, Selby, YO8 4JS.

The appointments will be charged at £25 per 25 minute slot. To make an appointment contact the Council on 01757 705101 (payment will be required upon booking).

Customers are advised to complete the attached form to bring with them to the meeting along with any other information relevant to the scheme i.e sketch plans, photographs, planning history etc.

Please note the appointments are on a strict 25 minute basis therefore it is advised that you come prepared to ensure that the Planning Officer can make most efficient use of the appointment. It is also advisable that should your enquiry be more complex (i.e. anything more than a householder enquiry or involves for example listed buildings, flood risk, Green Belt or has a complex site history etc) then more than one 25 minute appointment should be booked.

At your appointment the Planning Officer will provide you with written confirmation of their advice.

Appointments are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel an appointment you are required to inform us within 24 hours of your appointment and will be entitled to rebook.

Please Note: It will not always be possible to provide advice on technical matters where this is not available in house. This may include for example building conservation, arboricultural matters, contaminated land, and archaeology.