Councils provide a range of services to keep people safe and protect the local area. It is the council's responsibility to ensure you live in a safe, clean and pleasant environment.
A wide range of council services contribute to this work, for example environmental conservation, environmental health and highways and maintenance.
Town planning is the process required by law to manage the built and natural environment. Planning permission is needed for most types of building work and changes to the use of buildings, and anyone wishing to develop land within a council area must first apply for permission from their local planning department.
There are a range …