Planning applications allow us to manage the development of our land and buildings. The aims of this process include saving what is best of our heritage, and ensuring that sufficient infrastructure is provided to support new development.
We are responsible for deciding whether a development - anything from an extension on a house to a new shopping centre - should go ahead.
Within our borough, some applications are decided by Kent County Council including minerals and waste and development on sites owned by the County Council. If you live or have a business in the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's area, the Corporation will decide applications in that area.
We're signed up to the Kent Planning Protocol which sets out how we'll work with developers and the local community to achieve sustainable growth for the district.