How we decide on planning applications
After a planning application has been submitted we'll publish the application on this website for people to view and comment on it.
- We'll advertise the application by displaying a notice near the site and in the local media where relevant.
- We'll notify local Parishes and Ward Members.
- We'll visit the site and surroundings to assess the impact of the application.
- We'll assess the proposal against national and local planning policies, taking into account comments received and any relevant documents.
- The decision on whether or not to grant the application will either be made by a planning officer or by the relevant planning committee.
- Where the application is to be decided by the one of the council's committees the meeting agendas will be available a week before the meeting. Meetings are open to the public. We'll notify the applicant, agent, and anyone who has commented in writing about a week before to let them know the details of the committee meeting.
- We can grant permission, with appropriate conditions if necessary, or refuse permission. We'll give reasons for our decision based on relevant planning issues.
- We'll publish the decision on this website and notify the applicant or agent of the decision. Search for the decision using the application number or address.
- The applicant has a right to appeal a refusal or any conditions associated with approval. Appeals are dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate.