Planning & Building Control

Communication on Planning and Building Control Service at Breckland Council

During the current issues around Covid-19 the Planning and Building Control Service will be having to adapt the service it can provide.

Planning Applications:

We are no longer able at present to accept paper copies of planning applications. Planning applications can be submitted via the Planning Portal at:

or by email to

We will proceed with the validation of Planning Applications but will not be able to process them within the statutory time periods as neighbour consultation is limited and officers are not able at present to go on site.

We will work with applicants/agents to agree a determination period once the situation becomes clearer.

We will seek to determine current applications as soon as practicable subject to the limitations on site visits and consultation responses. Officers will work with applicants/agents to agree extensions of time where necessary.

Building Regulations:

All Building Regulation applications, including Building Notices, can only be accepted electronically via Submitaplan at:

or by email at

We will be offering a reduced service at this time as site visits will not take place unless they can be done remotely via a video link. Please speak to your building control officer to discuss this.

We thank you for your patience at this time.


Information and advice on Planning Applications including the ability to search and comment on planning applications

Planning Enforcement

Planning Enforcement investigates possible breaches of planning control

Planning Policy

Details of planning policies that are used to inform decisions to approve or reject planning applications.

Building Control

General information about building control and the services we provide.

Neighbourhood Plans

This page provides a comprehensive list of all Neighbourhood Plans in the district and any live Neighbourhood Plan consultations.

Tree and Countryside

Find information on Tree Preservation Orders, hedgerow regulations and trees on development sites.

Land Charges

Information describing The Local Land Charges team and their work

Historic/Listed Buildings

Advice on owning and maintaining an historic or listed property

Street Naming and Numbering

New Property Addresses, Property Name Changes, Street Names and Street Nameplates.


General information about National Significant Infrastructure Projects in Breckland

Planning Privacy Notices

Details of Planning Privacy Notices

Last updated: 25/03/2020 14:14:21