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Planning applications (Development Control)

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Making viability assessments public

Our supplementary planning document on planning obligations sets out the requirement that for applications which are not policy compliant, applicants are required to submit an open book viability appraisal for independent assessment.

In keeping with the recommended approach in the National Planning Policy Framework (2018), appraisals will now be publicly available and published on our website.

Publication will take effect for all appraisals submitted on or after 18 October 2018.


Query about planning

The Planning/Building Control reception desk has now closed

For all enquiries please contact us as below:

If you need to speak to the duty planning officer, they are available between 9am and 1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to receive phone calls and can be contacted by telephone on 01582 546317 on the mornings they are operating.
If you need to speak to the duty planning officer you'll need to make a prior appointment. Further advice is available on our planning pages.

Important notices

  • Submitting an application
When submitting your application through the planning portal, you will need to press the submit button. If you press the save button, it will save your application in your drafts folder and we will not receive it, resulting in delays.
It is recommended that you check our online planning portal by searching on the address after 48 hours to check your application has been received. If in doubt, please contact us at [email protected].  
  • Viewing and making comments on planning applications
You can download and view material relating to planning applications, but you can not make extra copies without the owner's permission.
For further details, please see our copyright notice below. If you have trouble making comments via the public access system and you are still within the timescale set for submitting them, please email your comments to [email protected].



 Contact information

Development control
Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ
Tel: 01582 546317
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