Skills and Growth

For further information on the range of support our Economic Development team can offer your business, see the  Skills and Growth 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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