Waveney District Council


Planning and Coastal Management teams unavailable on Monday 20 October - Other than for emergencies, our planning, building control and coastal management officers will be unavailable on Monday 20 October as we are meeting away from the office to discuss improvements that will enable us to deliver better services to our customers. Customer Services will be able to take messages on 01502 562111  and emails received will be responded to in the following days. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Public Access

View planning applications
Search for, monitor and comment on applications online with our Public Access planning application information system.


Planning permission
Do I need planning permission? Fees and forms. Submit an online application.  

Building control

Building control
You may need to obtain building regulation approval before you make changes to your building. 

Local Development Framework Logo

Planning policy
Policies which help guide and manage development in Waveney. Includes the Local Development Framework (Local Plan).

Coastal protection, Lowestoft

Coastal Management
Information on Waveney's frontage, erosion related policies and recent projects.

Planning Portal

Planning Portal
Submit a planning application online and get advice on planning regulations.


Design and Conservation, Trees and Landscape
Advice and information on preserving our countryside, from listed buildings and conservation areas to tree preservation orders. 


Contacting your planning service
Details of the officers dealing with development control, enforcement and building control in your town or village.

Consultation on the information applicants will need to provide when submitting a planning application.

Find out more

Contact us

Telephone: 01502 562111

Send your feedback or find key contact details.


Customer Services

(The Council's main customer contact point for all general queries including Revenues, Benefits, Planning, Refuse and Recycling).

Address: Marina Centre
(next to Marina Theatre)
NR32 1HH

Tel: 01502 562111

Email: customerservices@waveney.gov.uk