Planning Applications for Minerals and Waste Development, and the County Council's Own Development

How to make a Planning Application for a Waste Management Development

As Minerals and Waste Planning Authority, Devon County Council is responsible for determining all planning applications for waste related development. For all other types of development you should go to the District, Borough, City or Unitary Authority or, where appropriate, to Dartmoor or Exmoor National Park Authority.

Before making a planning application, applicants are strongly recommended to carry out a pre-application discussion with an Officer of the County Council. For further details, please follow the links below:

From 6 April 2008, all new planning applications for waste management facilities must be made using the 1APP Standard Application Form.

To submit a planning application to the County Council for a waste related development, you may either:

  • Submit an Online Planning Application for a Waste Development to the Planning Portal (when you make an online planning application you will be asked to submit additional information. This may either be attached to your electronic application or supplied separately by post. Should you require any advice regarding the information required please contact one of our Planning Officers via the address and telephone number shown at the bottom of this page), or
  • Download a planning application form, or
  • Contact the County Council at the address and telephone number shown at the bottom of the page and ask for the relevant form to be sent to you.

NB - when Ownership Certificates B, C or D accompany an application, you will need to download and complete a copy of 'Notice Number 1'.  Please follow the link below:

A series of additional guidance notes have been produced. These may be viewed or downloaded by following the links below:

Planning applications will be determined either by designated officers or, where appropriate, the Development Management Committee of the County Council. For further details follow this link:

Devon County Council has prepared a Development Management Charter which sets out the practices and procedures to be followed in the determination of planning applications. This document can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking on the link below, or a hard copy can be ordered online:

Details of the planning appeal procedures may be viewed by following the link below:

Monthly lists of all planning applications for minerals and waste development that have been submitted to the County Council can be viewed by following the link below. There is also a facility for making online representations:

Answers to other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be viewed by following the link below:

If you wish to make any comment, or have any queries, please contact us using the details shown below, or click on the online enquiry form:

Development Management
Environment, Economy & Culture Directorate
Devon County Council
ABG Lucombe House
County Hall
Topsham Road

Telephone: 01392 381267

Online Enquiry Form