You can read details of our service in the Development Management Charter.
We aim to determine most planning applications within the statutory time periods - usually 8 weeks (or 13 weeks for major housing and commercial developments) - from the date of validation.
You can talk to the case officer to find out if any delays or problems are envisaged. However, this is best left until after the statutory consultation period, usually three to four weeks into the application. If you have employed an agent it is best to leave this to them so that the case officer only has to deal with a single person, which saves time.
Most applications are non-controversial and can be decided by planning officers under delegated powers, but some may be referred to the Planning Committee. This normally meets every four weeks in the Council Chamber, Oxted beginning at 7.30pm.
Can I view planning policy maps of the area? (FAQ)
|Do I need planning permission for a crossover or access? (FAQ)|
|Do I need planning permission to run a business from home? (FAQ)|
|How do I get planning permission? (FAQ)|
|How else can I get involved? (FAQ)|
|How much does a planning application cost? (FAQ)|
|If my application goes to committee what happens? Can I speak in support of or against an application? (FAQ)|
|If permission is not given, what can I do? (FAQ)|
|If planning permission is given, what happens next? (FAQ)|
|What can I do if I have concerns about a planning application? (FAQ)|
|What do I need planning permission for? (FAQ)|
|What else should I consider? (FAQ)|
|What happens once I have sent in my application? (FAQ)|
|What happens to comments made on applications? (FAQ)|
|What if I disagree with the Council's decision? (FAQ)|
|What matters are considered in reaching a decision? (FAQ)|
|Where can I find out about householder permitted development rights? (FAQ)|
|Where can I see planning applications? (FAQ)|
|Who do you consult about applications? (FAQ)|