Planning, building control and local land charges

Be First are a regeneration company wholly owned by Barking and Dagenham to create great places for our residents and communities to live and work. As part of this partnership role, Be First deliver planning, building control and local land charges.

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Be First provide statutory planning services on behalf of Barking and Dagenham Council. We are working to provide and industry best planning service to all customers through the publication of an up to date Local Plan supported by a robust evidence base and to provide a decision on all planning applications within statutory timeframes.