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We are making changes to the way we manage planning applications that will come into effect on Thursday 1 November, 2018. Most users will not notice any big changes, but we hope there will be noticeable improvements in the speediness and consistency of the decisions made which will improve the service we provide. Find out more…

Get involved in local democracy

Here you will find details of a number of ways you can find out about the council and the people who make the decisions that affect you and your community, how to have your say on these issues and how to get involved yourself.

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Express your opinions

Discuss your ideas

  • join discussion forums, debates at school/college
  • join your local community engagement forum
  • contact your local councillor to discuss issues that matter to you
  • join in the discussions with parish councils, community organisations, local residents and councillors

Take part

Influence decisions

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