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Seeking advice

If you are unsure whether your proposed development would require planning permission,
please refer to the following:

The National Planning Portal provides guidance on planning permission
including interactive house guides

Planning Portal Interactive Guides

Additional information to help you assess your proposal can be found here

Do I Need Planning Permission

The Duty Officer Service is available between 10am-12 noon Monday to Friday using the contact details provided below.    Please note, only queries from members of the public with householder enquiries can be dealt with by the Duty Officer.

You will need to have assessed your proposal using the links above before seeking further assistance from our Duty Officer.

The Duty Officer Service provides a verbal response, so please ensure your phone/mobile number is given.  To enable as many queries as possible to be dealt with, queries are limited to 10 minutes.

All other queries, including householder enquiries likely to last over 10 minutes, should be emailed to planning.kbc@northnorthants.gov.uk and will be dealt with through our free "Enquiry Service".  Due to the demand and nature, these enquiries can take up to 21 days to receive a response.

When emailing please ensure the following information is included:

  • Site address
  • Proposed works
  • Contact phone/mobile number


If you know planning permission is required, for advice on a specific proposal you should use our:
Pre-application Advice Service

01536 534316



Please note:

Any advice given by the duty planner does not indicate any formal decision by the council as local planning authority.

Any views or opinions expressed are given in good faith and to the best of ability, without prejudice to the formal consideration of any planning application following statutory public consultation, the issues raised and evaluation of all available information.