Coronavirus: Planning & Building Control

Latest news and advice regarding Planning & Building Control


Updated: 13 May 2021, 9:45am

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be delays in the time taken for determining planning applications. Where possible, it is asked that applicants submit new applications electronically (i.e. via the Planning Portalpens in a new window, or email It would be helpful if you are able to provide photographs of the site and area for development, in order to reduce the need for planning officers to visit the site in person.

Following the office closure, applications submitted via the post will only be picked up intermittently, and delays will be inevitable as a result.

Thank you for your assistance.

Building Control

Updated: 10 September 2021, 2:30pm

The West Lindsey Building Control team are open for business as usual, for both new and existing applications.

Staff are working remotely and will not be available at the Guildhall offices in Gainsborough. Site inspections are being undertaken following current guidance and good practice.

Please contact us on 01427 676672 or email and we will be more than happy to deal with your enquiry.

Dangerous structures will be dealt with appropriately, dependent on risk.