- Advice and information - planning applications
- Comment on a planning application
- Design and access statements
- Find a planning application
- Flintshire Unitary Development Plan (FUDP)
- High hedge complaints
- Householder planning permission
- How to contact us
- Planning Committee
- Planning appeals
- Planning application fees
- Planning application forms
- Planning enforcement
- Planning guidance notes
- Planning policy
- Pre application discussion and advice
- Purchase a location/ block plan
- Submit an application online (Planning Portal)
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The planning system plays an important role in helping protect the environment in our villages and towns and in the countryside. The information on these pages will provide you with advice on all aspects of the planning service.
Information in this area
Whether you're enquiring about the need for permission or are ready to submit an application, these pages will give you information on what to do next, what else you should consider and what happens to your application when we receive it.
You do not need to have received a letter from us or even live near the application site to comment on a planning application. Anyone can send us their comments, whether objecting to, or in favour of a proposal.
The purpose of the DAS is to explain how the principles of good design have been considered from the outset of the development process.
This page explains how you can search for planning applications submitted to Flintshire County Council and view supporting information. Weekly lists of applications received and decided are also available.
This will be the County's land-use plan for the period 2000 - 2015 and will control the scale and location of new development, as well as specifying areas for conservation and protection.
The Government has granted powers to Local Authorities in Wales and England to control the height of the hedges near to residential properties. This page answers some frequently asked questions and gives advice on resolving disputes and making complaints.
Find out if you need permission and what else you need to consider before starting work
Essential contact information for the Planning Division.
The main purpose of this Committee is to consider major planning applications.
If an applicant does not agree with the Council's decision on a planning application, or they have been served with an Enforcement Notice they have the right to appeal. This page provides further advice.
As part of your application you will need to pay the correct fee. A list of fees is provided along with details of how and when to submit your payment. Alternatively use the online fee tool to assist your calculations.
When you are ready to make your application, you must complete the correct forms. There are different forms for different types of development. You can choose to print and complete forms by hand or complete and submit them online.
Planning permission is needed for most significant building works or new uses. In Flintshire most people comply with the procedures and law. The Planning Enforcement Service deals with any breaches that occur.
All development proposals will take account of Supplementary Planning Guidance where relevant, which will be a material consideration in determining planning applications.
The Planning Policy Team is responsible for producing and implementing an important statement of Council policy: the statutory development plan for the County.
We welcome and encourage discussions before you submit your application. Apart from helping you, this discussion should also make it easier for us to deal with your application once you make it. There is no charge for this advice.
When a planning application is submitted it must be accompanied by location and block plans. The Geographic Information Services (GIS) Team can supply you with accurate up-to-date plans which are centred on the application site.
Flintshire County Council accepts applications made online through the Planning Portal. The Portal submission service is free to use and enables you to create and submit your application electronically.