Contact Planning

The planning department is not open to visitors due to the fact that staff are continuing to work from home and there is  restricted access to the Council Offices. All applications, documents, comments on applications  and compliance complaints must be submitted electronically. Planning applications need to be made on the planning portal,  CIL forms need to be emailed to , comments on applications need to be made on the online by searching for the application and entering a comment  and compliance forms must be made on the online form

The planning section can be contacted:

By Email          

By Telephone           General Enquiries 01903 737756

Planning Duty Officer Monday, Wednesday & Friday Mornings 9.00- 12.00 01903  737756


If you need to speak to the specific case officer dealing with an application they can be contacted on the numbers below. The department is split into 3 teams Eastern Area Team, Western Area Team and Strategic Developments. Please note that some of Arun District Council’s area falls under the South Downs National Park and you need to contact them about any planning issues in their area  by emailing them at



Eastern Area Team

Deals with applications (not Major ones) in the Parishes of Arundel, Angmering, Climping, East Preston, Ferring, Ford, Kingston, Littlehampton,Lyminster and Crossbush, Middleton, Poling, Rustington and Walberton


Job Title

Telephone Number

Email Address

Juan Baeza

Area Team Leader 2

01903 737765

Andrew Wood

Senior Planning Officer

01903 737768

Anita Gardner

Principal Planning Officer

01903 737529

Lisa Coney

Senior Planning Officer (Compliance)

01903 737524

Tracey Headley-Smith

Senior Planning Officer (Compliance)

01903 737576

Kathryn Welch Planning Officer 01903 737789
Zoe Toppin Planning Apprentice 01903 737889



Western Area Team

Deals with applications (not Major ones) in the Parishes of Aldingbourne, Aldwick, Barnham,Bersted, Bognor Regis, Eastergate,Felpham, Pagham and Yapton


Job Title

Telephone Number


Daniel Vick

Area Team Leader 1

01903 737771

Simon Davis

Principal Planning Officer

01903 737874

Maria Tomalova

Senior Planning Officer

01903 737510

Finlay Garner

Planning Officer 01903 737915

Amber Willard

Planning Officer 01903 737500 Ext 37445

Christopher Best

Senior Planning Officer (Compliance)

01903 737644

Samantha Allen

Planning Compliance & Monitoring Investigator (S215) Covers all of the District)

01903 737761



Strategic Development Team

Deals with  Major/strategic applications

Job Title

Telephone Number


Claire Potts

Strategic Development Team Leader

 01903 737698

Michael Eastham

Principal Planning Officer

01903 737772

Raymond Cole Principal Planning Officer 01903 737598


The Technical Support Team which deals with validating applications can be contacted on 01903 737711