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Planning Information and Links

In addition to local planning information and policies on Mole Valley District Council's (MVDC's) website, further information and advice, including National policies, can be found via links to external web sites on this page.

The Planning Portal Website

The Planning Portal
The Planning Portal
The Planning Portal

The Planning Portal is the UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource web site. It explains how the planning system plays an important role in helping to protect the environment in both towns and the countryside, and provides the tools to explain general planning rules and building regulations. It also provides:

  • Guidance about the regulations regarding any building work you perform around your house
  • Interactive house guides to learn about planning and building regulations
  • Help to apply for planning permission
  • Help to appeal against a planning decision

Choosing an Architect

Architects Registration Board
The Architects Registration Board
Architects Registration Board

Mole Valley District Council can't recommend architects. However, by law, anyone who calls themselves an architect must be trained, qualified and registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB). To help you choose, try talking to other people who have employed the services of an architect, or look in paper or online directories of trade's people. The ARB have an online register of qualified architects, or phone 0800 389 6221. More information can be found in the links on this page.

Land Ownership and Boundaries

MVDC is unable to assist in boundary, rights of way, rights of access or land ownership issues.

In England and Wales, the Land Registry registers title to land, and record dealings (e.g. sales and mortgages) with registered land. The Land Registry contact details for the Mole Valley District are:

Land Registry Durham Office
Southfield House
Southfield Way

Appointments/enquiries: 0844 892 1111

Tel: 0300 006 0010 (Enquiries cannot be taken on this number)
Fax: 0300 006 0030

If you are unsure about whether you need to apply for planning permission, please contact MVDC before carrying out any work.

For more information

Call 01306 885001, or email planning@molevalley.gov.uk  Please include a full postal address of the property and as much relevant information regarding your proposals as possible.

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