We are fortunate that the Borough is such a pleasant place in which to live and work. Making sure that continues is a careful balance between sensible development to meet our changing and diverse needs as residents and conserving the area's heritage and character.
Effective planning – for now and for the future – is a key part of this. In this section of the website you can find out more about our work in this area and our services to help you.
Please use our contact us page
Use this form to register a complaint about an unauthorised development, or non-compliance with planning permission conditions.
Use this section to apply for planning permission. There is also a handy guide and research material.
Use this register to search for properties in the Borough that are subject to tree preservation orders.
If you're looking for help about submitting a planning application or just want to know how our planning service works, you can find it here. It includes information about how you can see applications on line, what you need to do to seek listed building consent and how the appeals process works.
We have a responsibility for enforcing planning regulations. While many minor developments do not need planning permission, you should contact us before you start any work to see if this is the case. You can also find out how to complain if you think there has been an unauthorised development near you.
You can apply for building regulation approval, and our friendly helpful team of highly qualified Building Control Surveyors and administration officers provide impartial advice and assistance to the public, agents, architects, builders, developers, and other professionals.
To ensure we plan the Borough's development and conservation effectively, we must determine how land will be used, where and what for. This involves looking at the needs of our communities now as well as assessing what they are likely to be in the future.
Responsible planning involves a mix of new development, conserving areas and regenerating areas that have fallen into disrepair or disuse. There are a number of sites throughout the Borough that we are considering for regeneration. This might be to boost the local economy, to provide shops and other community facilities or to meet local housing needs.
The character of the Borough's historic towns and villages has evolved slowly over time. While we continue to develop our communities and environment to meet our needs, it is also important to conserve the area's rich heritage and character. Here you can find out more about how we do that to make sure we conserve and enhance important parts of our towns, villages, parkland and other open spaces.
The Borough's coastline has a diverse range of landscapes and seascapes, including estuaries, salt marshes, soft cliffs and shingle beaches. We have a responsibility to manage it and maintain it as a safe and environmentally important area. On this section of the website, you can find out more about how we are working with partner organizations to manage our shoreline and our defences against floods and erosion.
As trees are such an important part of our landscape, there is a variety of legislation to cover the way we manage them and our woodland areas. Here, you can find a range of information about tree management – from advice about protected trees to trees on your property and from trees in our conservation areas to building near trees.
A sustainable new community is being planned for the North of Fareham, called Welborne. This will involve between 6500 and 7500 homes, workplaces, schools, open spaces, shops and local community services. On this section of the website you can find out more about the plans for this important development and how you can get involved to help shape the new community.