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Development control

The Council must assess proposals for development, either physical work like new buildings and extensions, or changes of use of land and buildings.

This includes many types of applications, for example:

  • planning permission
  • advertisement consent
  • listed Building Consent
  • conservation area Consent

Most building work, engineering work and use of land requires planning permission, and the purpose of Development Control is to ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with local and national planning guidance. The section will seek to take enforcement action where unauthorised development is likely to harm the character of an area or the amenities of local residents.

The purpose of the planning system is to protect amenity and the environment in the public interest. It is not designed to protect the interests of one person over another.

Urban design

The Council is committed to ensuring that new developments make the most of the opportunities available, whilst protecting and enhancing existing environments. Good design is central to delivering high quality sustainable places which the current population and future generations of Rhondda Cynon Taf can be proud of.

Publication of the weekly list

The department publishes a weekly list of new planning applications, which is available for inspection at Sardis House. It can also be viewed at most Libraries and on this website. View the most recent Weekly Lists here.

Further Information

Use the Planning Portal site to learn about the planning system, apply for planning permission, find out about development near you, appeal against a planning decision and research the latest government policy.

Planning Aid Wales is an independent charity providing advice and support on all aspects of land use planning in Wales.

Visit or call the planning helpline service on 02920 625 000 for more information.

Visit for the New Homes Guide 2019
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Contact Us

Planning Service

Floor 2,

2 Llys Cadwyn,


CF37 4TH

Tel: 01443 281130 / 01443 281134