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Development Management

The Council’s Development Management service is responsible for processing and determining planning applications and providing general advice about Town Planning legislation, procedures and policies/guidance. 

Planning Applications and Decisions

Tameside Maps

  • Check planning designations (including tree preservation orders) Please note that we recommend you use the Google Chrome browser to access this link at present.  As a result of a change that Microsoft have introduced, you may experience issues accessing the link using other browsers.   Apologies for any inconvenience.  
  • GM Mapping and the Environment Agency also provide other important spatial information relevant to  land/properties within Tameside.

The Need For Planning Permission

  • Do I need Planning Permission? Link to External Website

Please note that the ‘interactive house’, ‘common projects’ and ‘mini guides’ links available at this link (the planning portal website) are particularly useful. Should you wish to gain formal confirmation from the Council that you do not require planning permission for your project and it would constitute ‘permitted development',  please submit a ‘certificate of lawfulness’ via the planning portal website.

Duty Planning Officer/Pre-Application Service

Apply for Planning Permission

​Please be advised to contact the planning portal service desk if you require assistance with submitting your application on-line via this platform

Please note that we can no longer accept any applications via email. Should you wish to submit an application to the Council for consideration please do so online (via the above ‘Apply On-line’ link).  Alternatively, you may send the application via post to the address listed below under ‘Contact Information’ or hand the application in at Tameside One (customer services), Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne.

Planning Guidance

Planning Fees and Charges

Planning Appeals

To see the Fair Access Statement, please visit Fair Access to Services - Policy Statement

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Planning Service Telephone Enquiries (0161 342 8355 - Option 4)
Tameside MBC’s Planning Technical Support Team are available to take your calls during the following times periods:
Monday – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Friday – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
You can also contact us via email at

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Planning & Building Control
Tameside MBC
PO Box 304
Ashton Under Lyne