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In-person duty officer enquiries - SUSPENDED FROM 18 MARCH 2020

Taking into account Government guidance the Planning Team will be working at home. The in-person duty officer service is suspended. Please see Written duty officer enquiries on how advice can still be obtained.

The On-Duty Planning Officer provides a 'drop in' service during the times set out below.

9am - 12.30pm

9am - 12.30pm

9am - 12.30pm

Call into the main reception at 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ and ask to see the On-Duty Planning Officer.

Each meeting is limited to a maximum of 30 minutes and 12.30pm is the last available slot of the day for a full 30 minute meeting. 

The advice available

The On-Duty Planning Officer will provide advice on a variety of planning matters. They will seek to guide you on how to submit an application, and will also seek to help with any queries that you may have on current planning applications. Should they not be able to help with a current application related query, they will take your details and ask the application case officer to contact you.

The On-Duty Planning Officer will provide free pre-application advice on the merits of certain types of development (such as applications to extend or alter houses). Please note that for larger development proposals the On-Duty Planning Officer will not be able to help and a fee is payable to obtain pre-application advice. The guidance document 'Obtaining Pre-Application Planning Advice - Guidance Note April 2014' is available to download and explains how to obtain pre-application advice.

Verbal advice on the need for planning permission is not provided by the On-Duty Planning Officer.

Advice from the On-Duty Planning Officer is an informal officer view only, based on the information available at the time, and is not a formal binding decision of the Council.

Other information

Please bring with you the address of the property including its postcode and as much information about the proposed development as you can, e.g. dimensions, drawings, photographs, brochures or sketches.

Useful advice on a whole range of planning matters can also be obtained on the Planning Portal website. The Planning Portal is the UK Government's online planning resource for England and Wales.