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Planning application enquiries (Development Management)

All planning application related enquiries are dealt with by Development Management, there are a number of ways to contact us:

Team contact details.


Website enquiries

Ask us a general enquiry.

Where you want us to call you back, we aim to do this within 2 working days.

For all other enquiries, we will acknowledge receipt straight away and aim to give you a full response within 7 days for simple enquiries, and within 28 days for more complex enquiries.


Email enquiries

Ask us a general enquiry.

If you know the team you need to speak to please use one of our email addresses:


Telephone enquiries

Call us on 0114 2039183.

During busy periods you may be held in a queue but you will be answered in turn.


In person

You can visit First Point to discuss your enquiry but you should send details of your enquiry through first by ask us a general enquiry online. That way we can ensure the correct person is available to speak to you.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm.


Postal address

Development Services,
Howden House,
1 Union Street,
S1 2SH



We have tailor made guidance pages for different groups interested in planning applications. Click on one of the links to find out more.


Area teams - For all planning applications and appeal enquiries


Records and Enquiries Team

Team Leader: Joanna Mettam 0114 2039183.

For enquiries about the planning history of any site, in response to searches and general enquiries.


Planning administration

Team Leader: Claire Woods and Marie Robinson 0114 2734218.

For assistance with administrative support functions like validating applications, taking applications fees, scanning and indexing application documents onto the web site, and issuing decision notices.


Development Management Business Manager

Graham Withers 0114 2039183.

For any comments on the service Development Management provides.

  • Modified: May 12, 2015 11:55:04 AM