The duty planning service provides general planning advice either via a 30 minute face to face appointment or a telephone appointment. There is a non-refundable £40 charge for this service.
Appointments are available between 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
There are appointments available on Thursday mornings for Listed Building and other specific Heritage queries.
The Duty Planner service does not provide pre-application advice for specific projects.
Yes - £40 per appointment which must be paid in advance when booking the appointment. (From 1 April 2019).
To book a duty planner appointment, please call 01803 861234. Our address is: Follaton House Plymouth Road Totnes TQ9 5NE There is parking available on site. Please come to reception when you arrive.
To book a duty planner appointment, please call 01803 861234.
Our address is:
There is parking available on site. Please come to reception when you arrive.
The service is available Monday to Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Appointments are 30 minutes long and there is a charge of £40 for each appointment.
When you phone to make your appointment, you will be asked to pay by debit or credit card using our automated payment system.
Please note that the verbal advice given by the duty planner is given on an informal basis and is intended to assist with general, basic planning enquiries.
The advice given by a duty planner should not be seen as representing the Council's formal position and is not a substitute for using our pre-application service.
If you need planning permission or you need a formal response:
If a formal response is needed about whether planning permission is required, please submit a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Use Application. The application form, information and details of the appropriate fee for an application for a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Use can be viewed on the following links:
If you want to find out whether you are likely to get planning permission before submitting your application, then you will need to use our .
The officer on duty is managed by a rota. If you need further appointments, you may not be able to speak to the same planning officer.
Note: Refunds will only be given in exceptional circumstances.