The Skills and Growth Company

The Council's business support services are now delivered by the Skills and Growth Company (a wholly owned `arms length’ Council company). 

For further information on the range of support the Skills and Growth Company can offer your business, please see the  Skills and Growth Company webpage.

Planning information for businesses

Information on the  planning system for existing businesses and potential investors is available in the Planning section of this website, including:

  • guidance on when planning permission is needed
  • how to make a planning application
  • current planning policies
  • how you can get involved in shaping the future development of the area through the Local Development Framework

We encourage businesses to contact us to discuss any potential development and we can offer comprehensive advice before the submission of a planning application.  Contact planning.

Related Links


GOV.UK provide information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you're self employed or a sole trader.

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