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.

You can now access our public facing mapping system where you can identify public information about any site within the district. This system can be accessed on the My Maps section ofMy Breckland Page

Search Planning Applications

Search for Planning, Building Control & Tree Work Applications - Here you can search for and comment on applications

Search Planning Appeals

Search facility to view planning appeals

Do I Need Planning Permission?

A guide to when Planning Permission is required. Includes link to application forms.

Planning Applications Weekly Lists

View planning applications that have been received or determined between dates

Pre-Application Advice

Here you can request informal advice on a proposal before submitting an application

Planning Permission - Application Guide

Planning Permission Application Guide - An explanation of the process of a Planning Application

Post-Decision Information

A guide on what you may need to do after receiving your decision

Validation, Local List & OS Map Service

A guide on what to submit with your application. Includes application fees

Planning Obligations

An explanation of some legal agreements following approval of some types of developments

Planning Customer Charter

Here you will be able to view our Planning Services Customer Charter

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

local planning policies and decisions on planning applications relating to major development are required to ensure that sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are used for the management of surface water

Design Principles

Tips on what makes a good design

Planning Records

Planning Records and Related Information - Information on how you can find out about historical planning records

Local Housing Profile

Useful information about housing in our areas

Planning Committee

A guide to Planning Committee meetings

Last updated: 25/03/2020 14:15:12