Trees in conservation areas are protected, it being an offence to fell, lop or top trees in a conservation area without giving the Local Authority six weeks notice, unless the tree is dangerous and requires immediate action. Many trees in the Borough either singly, in a group or woodland are subject to Tree Preservation Orders (TPO).…

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The Regeneration function of the Council is located within the ‘Strategic Development Services' section. The small team is responsible for a number of current initiatives, including:

  • The regeneration programme for St Annes on Sea, including working with strategic partners to secure funding.
  • Undertaking design proposals and delivering projects. In 2016 and 2017 the council…

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Some proposed developments can only be made acceptable in planning terms if the developer enters into an agreement to do or not do something on the land, or to provide some community benefit that the proposed development makes necessary. These may include affordable housing, community facilities, highways and street works. An agreement of this kind is…

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New legislation came into force on 1 October 2009 which allows the local planning authorities to approve non material changes to approved development in the form of the Town & Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Amendment no 3) (England) Order 2009 which in turn has been replaced by the Town & Country Planning (Development Management…

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Planning Application Fees in England These fees are payable on all planning applications in England between 6 December 2023 and 31 March 2025. These fees differ from the arrangements prior to 6 December 2023 as the government has:
Building Control and Planning are two distinct types of service which can affect the construction and appearance of buildings. For most building work two separate application's are necessary in order to obtain both Building Regulation's and Planning Applications consent. The majority of building works require Building Regulation approval with only a few minor works being exempt.…

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