A to Z of Planning Services


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Advice and Guidance

An introduction to the planning process and making a Planning Application.


Ancient Monuments

There are over 100 Scheduled Monuments in the Vale, an inventory of which is available to download.



Information on making an Appeal against a Planning Decision or an Enforcement Notice.


Application Forms

All the application forms you need for your application are available here to download.





Biodiversity Action Plan

The Vale's Biodiversity Action Plan was produced by the Vale of Glamorgan Biodiversity Partnership.


Boundary Disputes

The Planning Department does not deal with boundary disputes, as the only accurate definition of a property's boundary will be shown on its deeds. The Land Registry can often help.

  • Land Registry: 01792 355000


Building Control Regulations

To build, alter, extend or change the use of a building you may need to obtain approval or advice first.


Building Control Guidance Notes

An explanation of the building regulations procedures.





Change of Use

A Planning Application is required. Please contact Development Control for further information.


Commenting on a planning application

Comments may be made in writing to the

Head of Planning and Transportation,

Dock Office,

Barry Docks,

Barry CF63 4RT


These comments need to arrive before the deadline date - usually 21 days after the site notice has been placed. All letters are public and any comments must relate to planning matters.


Committee, Planning

Information about Planning Committee meetings and decisions.



Complaints about unauthorised development may be made to the Planning Enforcement department with an online or a printable complaint form.


If you are unhappy with the service you have received from the Planning Department, please contact the Planning Information Officer:


Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

CIL is a new charging system that can be applied to most forms of development to fund relevant infrastructure


Conservation and Design

View information on Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and Scheduled Ancient Monuments. For information on the conservation of historic buildings, parks and gardens or Ancient Monuments:


Conservation Areas

Information about planning restrictions and the locations of Conservation Areas in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Contact information

See the Contacts page for office hours and contact information.



For information about countryside issues, country parks, landscaping and biodiversity please contact us:

  • 01446 704623





Dangerous Structures

Please contact Building Control


Decision Notices

You can view Decision Notices by using the planning application reference number.

e.g. 1990 / 00023


Defence Technical College

Development of a Defence Technical College and associated facilities at St Athan


Determination of Planning Applications

Information about the decision making process.


Development Control

Development Control deals with planning applications such as house extensions, change of use, new residential or industrial development, advertisements and the extraction of minerals. We also investigate complaints about breaches of Development Control.


Development Plans

View the Vale of Glamorgan's Unitary Development Plan and see the progression of the Local Development Plan


Development Briefs

Information on specific development briefs, including the St. Athan Draft Development Brief.


See also: Planning Policy






If you wish to know whether a development, which is being carried out, has planning permission or complies with conditions.



For general Planning enquiries please contact the Planning Information Officer






The Planning Portal provides a Fee Calculator or you can read our Guide to Planning Fees.

Please make cheques payable to the Vale of Glamorgan Council.



For information about Public Rights of Way in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Tel: 01446 704810.


Freedom of Information

View our web pages on Access to Information, or contact the Planning Information Officer





Guidance Notes for Planning Applications

Information and advice on making a planning application.


Guidance Notes for Building Control

A list of useful Guidance Notes for Building Control regulations.


Guidance Notes for Supplementary Planning Guidance

Our Supplementary Planning Guidance Notes are available on this website, covering a range of topics such as Affordable Housing, Sustainable Development, Rural Building Conversions and Trees and Development.





High Hedges

Information to help with High Hedge disputes.





Land Ownership

Please contact the Land Registry in Swansea

  • 01792 355000


Latest Planning Applications

Recent planning applications received by the Development Control service in the Vale of Glamorgan.



Useful Planning, Building Control and Conservation related websites.


Listed Buildings

For information or advice on the conservation of listed or historic buildings.


Location Plans

How to obtain a Site Location Plan for your Planning Application.


Local Development Plan

The new Local Development Plan will set out how land within the Vale is used between 2011 and 2026.


Local Transport Plan

The Local Transport Plan (LTP) sets the transport agenda for the Vale of Glamorgan.






We can only supply maps to accompany planning or building control applications.

For a location map of the Vale of Glamorgan Council Offices please see the Contacts page.

If you require other maps of the Vale you can contact Ordnance Survey at the University bookshop in Cardiff

  • 02920 228779



For information about the extraction of minerals and waste disposal



For details of the minutes of the Planning Committee and other Council meetings.





Officer Delegation Procedure

Details of the Officer Delegation Procedure for determing planning applications. 





Planning Applications

The Development Control service determines planning applications to ensure that proposed new developments support the Council's Unitary Development Plan and national and regional planning guidance.


Planning Committee

For information regarding the Planning Committee.


Planning Permission

See our advice page for a guide, or the Planning Portal web page gives more detailed information.

Complete the appropriate Application Form to apply for planning permission.

See the for the latest applications in your area. Find out more about how we determine planning applications.


Planning Policy

For information about statutory development plans and the Vale of Glamorgan Unitary Development Plan


We provide an online planning register which allows you to search and view Planning Applications and Appeals that have been submitted to the Vale of Glamorgan Council since 1980. The planning register is a list of the conditions and decisions made for each planning application and may also be inspected, free of charge, at our reception at the Dock Offices, Barry during office hours. However, there will be a charge for any copies requested. Tel: 01446 704770 or E-mail: planning&


Plans, Site Location

We provide Site Location Plans to accompany planning applications.






For information on Radon protective measures see the Building Control advice notes.





Scheduled Ancient Monuments

For information or advice on the conservation of scheduled ancient monuments



Section 106 Agreements

Planning agreements and the obligations they contain, are a legal tool that the Council may use to seek contributions from developers


Site Location Plans

You may purchase Site Location Plans for your Planning Application from the Council.

Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

  • 01446 704855



Our Statisticians provide information to the public, business and students.


Street Naming and Numbering

Highways Development are responsible for the naming and numbering of new housing, commercial and industrial developments.


Supplementary Planning Guidance

Information leaflets to help with your planning and building control applications, covering a range of topics such as Barn Conversions and Trees and Development.





Transport Plan

The Local Transport Plan (LTP) sets the transport agenda for the Vale of Glamorgan.


Transportation Web Pages

Information on Public Transport, Transportation Policy, Road Safety and Buses in the Vale of Glamorgan


Tree Preservation Orders (TPO's)

For information about Tree Preservation Orders contact Development Control


Trees in Conservation Areas

For information about works to trees in a Conservation Area, please contact Development Control


Trees on Road verges

For advice about trees on Council owned land





Unitary Development Plan

The UDP identifies areas for development and also those that should be protected and indicates clearly how local residents, landowners, and other interested parties might be affected by land use change.