Search planning applications Search for past and present planning applications and appeals. Object to or support a planning application. Planning advice When you need planning permission and why it is good to speak to us before you submit an application. Apply for planning permission See if you need planning permission before you make improvements. Planning enforcement How to report a suspected breach of planning regulations. Building control This service inspects building work to make sure it complies with current regulations and deals with demolition applications and dangerous structures. Local land charges Local land charges are for searching for a property or a piece of land. Conservation Conservation areas, listed buildings, historic environment. Planning policy Our strategic and development management policies that help guide development. Street naming and numbering We are legally required to name all new streets and number all new properties. Trees and hedges We protect trees if we think they are in imminent danger of being felled or damaged. St Cuthbert's Garden Village An ambitious proposal that could include the development of around 10,000 new homes, new employment opportunities, community facilities and a new Southern Link Road.