The role of the Parish Council with respect to planning applications is focused around advising and listening to applicants, residents within the parish and other interested parties, before making a recommendation to the relevant planning authority.
Advice to Applicants:
In the case of a planning application which:
the Parish Council advises that applicants should consider taking the steps set out below:
1. Consult informally with:
2. Take up the option of the pre-planning consultation process with relevant Planning Office (there is a fee for this).
3. Attend the Parish Council meeting when your formal planning application is on the agenda (the Parish Clerk can advise when this is likely to happen)
The Parish Council discusses all planning applications at their regular meetings and a record of the decision is minuted and forwarded to the relevant planning authority.
As stated above, the Parish Council has no jurisdiction with respect to planning – our remit is merely to make a recommendation of support or not.