Planning overview This page gives a detailed overview of the planning process together with links to third-party planning systems the Council uses. Do I need planning permission? Find out whether you need planning permission or if your proposal could be permitted development. The self service links and other information will assist you, or you can apply as explained on the page. Planning appeals Find out if you can appeal against a planning decision and how to make an appeal. Planning appeals currently with the Planning Inspectorate can also be found in this section. Report a planning breach Before reporting a planning breach read the guidance to find out if your concern is a planning matter. High hedge complaints Find out what to do if you have a complaint about a high hedge.