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Whilst the councilcan provide guidance to help you submit your planning application, you may wish to employ your own planning agent to submit an application on your behalf. There are many different construction professionals who will be able to assist you, each will have different skills and the type of professional you employ willdepend upon…

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Discretionary Housing Payments are payments that the Council may be able to make to give you further assistance towards your housing costs. To qualify for Discretionary Housing Payments you must be in receipt of Housing Benefit or the Housing element of Universal Credit and require further assistance in order to meet your housing costs. Please apply online…

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The following types of properties are exempt from council:

  • An unoccupied property owned and previously used by a charity. The maximum exemption period is 6 months
  • An unoccupied property which was the previous residence of someone now detained in custody
  • An unoccupied property which was the previous residence of someone who has moved permanently into…

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