Planning and Building Control

Planned System Downtime 1st and 2nd February 2021

Due to an upgrade to the Public Access system on the 1st and 2nd February planning documents will not be available to view online.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Validation update

Planning Support are currently validating applications and returned invalid information received on 21 January - Last updated 25 January 2021

Construction site working hours

On 13 May 2020, the government published a written ministerial statement on planning and construction working hours. This statement expects local planning authorities to approve requests to extend construction working hours temporarily to ensure safe working in line with social distancing guidelines until 9pm, Monday to Saturday, unless there are very compelling reasons against this.

If you wish to amend your conditioned construction working hours, you should contact us by emailing

Site Visits and display of Site Notices effective from 5 January 2021

Due to the  Government announcement on Monday 4 January  relating to COVID-19, 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, just the ones that are statutorily required.  We will however seek to notify near neighbours of all planning proposals.

All planning applications that have been submitted can be viewed on our website at :

Officers are still available on the phone for advice and guidance and this will not limit our ability to determine planning applications.

Thank you for your understanding




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      Torridge District Council
      Riverbank House
      EX39 2QG.