The term "Planning Applications" covers a large range of different types of applications ranging from householder development to agricultural buildings. The Development Control Section deals with all of these applications.
or by post.
Postal applications must utilise the correct 1APP form and include the plans and particulars detailed within the form. The Development Control Section may request further details prior to validation depending on the particular case. The appropriate fee should be enclosed with the application.
Once submitted we have 8 weeks (13 weeks for major applications or less for certain other applications) to determine the application taking account of policies within the Development Plan and other policy documents, consultee responses, neighbour comments and other material considerations. If we fail to reach a decision within this time limit there is the right of appeal against non-determination.
Normally we will consult neighbours and other relevant bodies seeking views on the particular application - view advice on how to comment.
To view and comment on a current planning application or view historic planning applications please visit the online planning page. Details of submitted documents, along with decision notices and officer reports are available.
Although some applications can be dealt with by planning officers under powers delegated to them by the Council, others are dealt with at the Planning Committee. The Planning Committee is open to the public and permits public speaking under certain circumstances.
We will issue a notice either granting permission, granting conditional permission or refusing permission. In each case we will make it clear why the permission has been granted or refused and the reasons behind the imposition of any conditions.
If the applicant is aggrieved by the decision to refuse or impose conditions there is the right of appeal against this decision.
Further guidance can be found with the Development Control Practice Notes and Advice Leaflets.