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Planning application advice for West Dorset District and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

Get planning advice and find out if you need permission.

Please note that we are unable to give planning advice or let you know if planning permission is required over the phone or webchat. If you want to find out if you need planning permission then please use the interactive house section of the planning portal website (opens in a new window) or if you would like the advice of a planning officer submit a permitted development enquiry or pre-application advice form.

Do I need permission?

Find out if you need planning permission or if it's permitted development.

Planning advice

Before you make an application, you can get advice at a surgery meeting (for small domestic developments only) or by submitting a form. This can help you make a better application and can save time and money. How to get our pre-application advice.

You can also get general advice from the planning portal (opens in a new window)

Developer Contributions

Please see our Developer Contributions in West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland page for information about developer contributions.

Comment on an application

Before you make a comment please be aware that:

  • any comments you make will be available for public inspection
  • you should avoid comments and information of a sensitive or personal nature
  • we do not normally reply to individual concerns due to the number of responses we receive but we will take any relevant planning issues raised into account when we determine the application
  • you should only refer to relevant planning issues, for example:

Find an application and make comments (opens in a new window)


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