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What is development control?

Development control is responsible for deciding planning applications for new developments and changes of use to buildings. It also deals with other types of application such as adverts, listed buildings and works to protected trees.

What is Development Control?

The Development Control Team is the first port of call for all town planning enquiries about proposed development. This can range from a small house extension or larger new housing scheme to factory or town centre development; and for enquiries about development that is underway. The small team of committed professionals care about the environment and we serve the community to create better, safer sustainable places where people may live, work and play.

Development Control provides accessible guidance in person or through the Council website on all types of planning enquiries from the need for permission and making an application, through to encouraging the right development in the right place. We increasingly have a pro-development attitude and although we now charge for pre-application advice, this is so that we can guarantee that customers receive timely and consistent professional guidance. The Team processes all types of planning applications in accordance with the Council's vision for Boston Borough as set out in the Community Plan and development plans. Officers determine the majority of applications in accordance with the pdf icon Scheme of Delegation [133kb]; the Planning Committee which meets once every four weeks determines the larger or more contentious applications.

Contact us;

You can contact us by;

Telephone; 01205 314305

Fax; 01205 314313

E-mail; planning@boston.gov.uk

Post; Planning Service, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8QR

Planning Portal;

You can also submit planning applications and obtain advice and guidance online on the Planning Portal.