Planning and Building Control


Due to the current circumstances arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, and taking into consideration Government Guidance, Torridge District Council's Planning Service will not be carrying out any non-essential site visits. This also means that we will no longer be displaying site notices next to every site, but just the ones that we are statutorily required to. We will however seek to notify near neighbours of all proposals. All planning applications that have been submitted can be viewed on our website at

Officers are currently still available on the phone for advice and guidance and it is not anticipated at this stage that this will limit our ability to determine planning applications. As the situation unfolds this will of course be monitored and the position may change. Thank you for your understanding. 


Validation Update

Planning Support are currently validating applications and returned invalid information received on 23 March 2020. This update will be amended on a weekly basis - 06 April 2020