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Planning application process

The Council will aim to acknowledge receipt of your application within a few days. If there are any problems with the information you've sent us we'll contact you (or your appointed agent) to let you know what you need to do.

Letters and notices

During the first week, we send out letters to neighbours, arrange site notices and press notices to be displayed (which of these we do depends on the type of application).

We also consult specialist organisations, parish councils, neighbouring or adjoining land owners and different sections of the Council on the development proposed. Generally, these groups and individuals have three weeks to respond.

We may need to contact you (or your appointed agent) about changes that need to be made to your application.

Planning case officer

Each application is assigned a case officer who will be the primary contact throughout the application process.

If you have questions about the progress of your application speak to your case officer using the contact details in your application acknowledgment.

Consultation and consideration

Whilst we are consulting on the proposal, your case officer will visit the site and assess the proposal.

After the expiry of the three week consultation period the Council will reach a decision having regard to any representations that have been received. Development Plan policies, national guidance and other material considerations will guide the decision.

Further information

The Planning Portal has more information about the general principles involved in the process as well as help and advice.

Last updated Wednesday, 13th April 2016

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