Householder Duty Planner Service

This service currently ONLY operates by phone between the hours provided below.


A Planning Officer will be available to answer queries on current planning applications, offer informal guidance on potential householder planning applications, and other planning-related queries for free.  Please note that the Duty Planner can only offer informal advice on small scale/householder developments such as extensions and no site visits or written responses will be available from this service. The Duty Service is not available to offer pre-application advice on larger scale developments, this is subject to our Pre-Application service.


The Duty Planner will be available between 10am and 1pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday only. The Duty Planner will not be available outside of these times.

Where? (currently unavailable)

Three Rivers District Council

What to bring?

- Plans of existing house/site
- Plans of proposed development
- Map of street/location
- Photographs

What else?

Check-in at the Reception Desk. There is free car parking (up to one hour (ticket required from machine)).

It is a drop-in service, no appointment is required but enquiries are limited to a maximum of 15 minutes.

You can also contact the Duty Planner by phone on 01923 776611 (during the same time period).

Please note: 

Any planning advice provided by officers of this Local Planning Authority to members of the public, either orally or in writing, in the course of their duties is offered in good faith, and is based on the information and evidence made available to them at the time. Such views are the personal opinion of that officer and are not a formal decision of, nor binding on, the Local Planning Authority. 

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