Following reorganisation in October 2008
There are Development Management Sections based at the following locations:
Powys County Council has signed up to the government’s National Planning Portal, which is part of the common vision for improving the planning process by the Welsh Assembly Government. The Planning Portal provides guidance and information about making planning applications, as well as resources for study and research.
Find out which Planning Officer will deal with your application
Planning Services includes a Powys-wide enforcement team represented at development management locations in Llandrindod Wells and Welshpool.
In cases where development has taken place without permission the Council has wide-ranging powers to take enforcement action.
This does not mean that we will automatically take such action every time – unauthorised development as such is not a criminal offence. Government policy is that formal action should be used as a very last resort to control unacceptable development, and should not be used simply to extract planning applications for otherwise acceptable proposals. The Council has adopted an enforcement policy that sets out how Planning Services will deal with enforcement issues.
The Council is mindful that enforcement action is a discretionary power to be taken only when it is expedient to do so.
The Enforcement staff are also responsible for operating the “High Hedges” regime.
We also link to the National Planning Portal, which is part of the common vision for improving the planning process by the Welsh Assembly Government. The Planning Portal provides guidance and information about making planning applications, as well as resources for study and research.
Guide to the Planning Process - offers a brief introduction to the planning system and some explanation of what planning is for and why it is important; intended for both householders and business people and explains why planning controls are necessary and how decisions are made.
Application Forms - You may use this service to submit a planning application online.
Appeal - if you seek permission to carry out works to your property and your application isn't decided within a set period, or you get a decision from your local council that you disagree with, you have a right to appeal.
Plans - the Study section aims to help people learn about Development Plans and Maps.
Research - the Research section of the Portal is intended to help professional planners, architects, lawyers, academics and others with an interest in town and country planning.
An Equality Impact Assessment - is a way to make sure individuals and teams think carefully about the likely impact of policies or procedures, strategies, functions and services, to identify any unmet needs, and to provide a basis for action to improve services where appropriate.
It systematically assesses and records the actual, potential or likely impact of a service, policy or project – or a significant change in a service, policy or project - on different groups of people. The consequences of policies and projects on particular groups are analysed and anticipated so that, as far as possible, any negative consequences can be eliminated or minimised and opportunities for ensuring equality can be maximised.
The purpose of an Equality Impact Assessment is to improve the work of the Authority by making sure it does not discriminate in the way that it provides services and employment and that, where possible, it does all it can to promote equality and good relations between different groups.
Click on the link below to view / download the Equalities Impact Assessment that the Development Management team of Planning Services have undertaken.
Access details of Planning Applications submitted to Powys County Council
There are contact details available in a number of locations for this Service. Please select your nearest town:
Telephone: 01597 823737
Fax: 01597 827178
Telephone: 01938 552828
Fax: 01938 551348
Telephone: 01874 624141
Fax: 01874 612339