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How do I find out if a tree is protected?

You can find out if a tree is protected by searching using our maps. You will need to select Tree Protection Orders from the Environment section of &# Read more...

Want to view a planning application?

Search You can view planning applications using our online search portal,using the application number or site address.  Guidance and making comments Read more...

Planning Portal

The Planning Portal is not run by Maidstone Borough Council.  You can find more about planning restrictions on their website.  Read more...

How do I report a planning breach?

Planning Enforcement We investigate alleged breaches of planning permission and cases where development has been carried out without permission. For more Read more...

Pre App Advice

Information on Pre-Application Advice can be found here Read more...

How do I make a planning payment

You can make a planning payment or pay for pre-application advice using our online form. Find out more information about our pre-application advice Read more...

Am I in a conservation area?

You can find out if you are in a conservation area by searching using our maps. You will need to select Conservation Areas from the Environment section of Read more...

Do I need planning permission?

To find out whether you need planning permission you will need to apply for Pre-Application Advice.  Alternatively, you can find information on what Read more...

I want to speak to a planning officer

For advice on an application you haven't submitted yet please use our pre-application advice service Or visit the planning portal for guidance If you Read more...

How do I get a dropped kerb?

You'll need a letter from us in order to apply for a dropped kerb. To get this, you will need to apply for pre application planning advice. Read more...

Change of Use planning application

You can submit planning applications online through the Planning Portal website. If you require advice on your application before submitting, Read more...

Do I need permission to do work to a tree?

It is an offence to damage, cut down or destroy a protected tree in any way without getting permission first. If you prune a tree without permission, you Read more...

I want to meet with an officer to discuss work to a protected tree

To arrange a meeting about a protected tree please use our specialist advice page Read more...

Section 106 agreements

You can find our more information on Section 106 agreements here. For any further information, please complete a "Contact Us" form.  Read more...

What is a conservation area?

You can find out more on conservation areas here.  Read more...

Has my planning application been approved?

You can check if your application has been approved online Read more...

Listed building consent

You can apply for listed building consent on the Planning Portal.  Read more...

Pay for a planning application

You can pay for planning applications and pre application advice discussions using our online form Read more...

Is there a validation checklist for planning applications?

We have a validation checklist which you will need to comply with when submitting a planning application.  You can find more information on the Read more...

What is a Tree Protection Order?

A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is a legal order that protects trees or woodland which adds to the visual amenity of an area. Maidstone has more than 1000 Read more...

How much is a planning application?

You can find out how much a planning application is on the Planning Portal.  Read more...

Property Boundary

Property boundaries can be checked by contacting the Land Registry Read more...

How do I apply for planning permission?

You can submit planning applications online through the Planning Portal website. If you require advice on your application before submitting, Read more...

How tall can a fence be in my garden?

You can find information on the Planning Portal. Read more...

Do I need planning permission?

You can find out if you need planning permission on our planning pages Read more...

I want to meet with an officer about a listed building

We offer pre-application advice which can help you before putting in an application. We can identify if any specialist advice may be needed, discuss your Read more...

Street naming and numbering prices

You can find out more information here under the "Prices" tab. Read more...

Section 106s

Information about section 106s can be found on our section 106 page. For any other information regarding section 106s, please use our contact us form. Read more...

What is the Heritage, Culture and Leisure Committee?

You can find out information about the Heritage, Culture and Leisure Committee, including what it is, when the next meeting is, and who is attending the Read more...

Where do I find a Lawful Development Certificate?

You can find out more and apply for a Lawful Development or a Listed Building Consent application on the Planning Portal.  Read more...

Removal of Condition

To remove a planning condition you will need to complete the Removal of Condition application form from the Planning Portal.  Read more...

Postcode for new build

Information on applying for a postcode for a new build can be found on our street name and numbering pages. Read more...

Can you help with my planning application?

You can get help with your planning application through our pre application advice service Or by visiting the planning portal Read more...

How do I object to a planning application?

You can find out how to comment or object to a planning application online Read more...

Interactive planning house

The Planning Portal website provide a useful interactive toolkit to find out more information and guidance about making a planning application.  Read more...

I want to build my own house

If you want to build your own home, let us know by registering your interest for a custom or self-build plot Read more...

Can I view the Ancient Woodland Inventory?

The Ancient Woodland Inventory is the area in Kent which can be seen as Ancient Woodland. A document was created in 2012 to classify this area, which can Read more...

How do I request a building to become listed?

You can find out more information on Historic England's website.  Read more...

What is a listed building?

You can find more in Listed Buildings here. Read more...

What is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area of land that is protected to preserve its natural beauty. In Kent, there is the Kent Downs AONB. Read more...

Can I view the committee report for the Public Spaces Protection Order?

You can view the Committee report for the Public Spaces Protection Order here. Read more...

What are my boundaries?

You will need to speak to the Land Registry for this information Read more...

Non Material Amendment form

You can find planning application forms on the Planning Portal. Read more...

Strategic flood risk

Or last strategic flood risk assesment is here Read more...

How do I find out if a building is listed?

You can find out if a building is listed on the English Heritage website Read more...