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Planning News

Check this page regularly for news relating to Chiltern District Council's Planning Department, and National developments in Planning

You can also follow the Council on Twitter @ChilternCouncil where updates will be tweeted as they are published.

12 August 2017 - Website not available


***Please note that the Chiltern District Council website will be unavailable on Saturday 12th August until late afternoon. This is due to power circuit testing at our offices. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. ***



1 July 2017 - Dicharge of Conditions - Material samples


There are often conditions attached to planning permissions that need further details to be submitted and approved by the council, for example, samples of materials.

Samples of materials should always be kept on site as they are no longer accepted at the council's offices from 1 July 2017.



15 November 2016 - Chalfont St Peter Neighbourhood Plan


The Council has made the Chalfont St Peter Neighbourhood Plan. Within Chalfont St Peter Parish this plan is now used when determining planning applications. More details are available here.



1 April 2016 - Self and Custom Build Register


The Council has published its Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register Application Form. More details are provided here.



Planning Portal & Planning Aid

For general advice about whether specific works to your house require planning permission, please use the interactive house at the Planning Portal (Opens in a new window) to check. In some cases, Permitted Development rights may have been removed from your property, either by planning condition or as the result of an Article 4 direction. As a result, you may require planning permission from the Council. You can check the history of your property online and at the Council Offices.


Planning Aid England supports communities and individuals to engage in the planning system. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to get involved planning their local area, and provide people with the knowledge and tools to do this. Further information is available on the Planning Aid website, (link provided above) and Leaflet below:

pdf icon Planning Aid Leaflet [23kb]