We issue a formal decision notice on all planning applications. Decision notices state whether planning permission is granted or refused and provide you with information on how to appeal any decision.
You can look at details on applications, and decision notices, by visiting this page.
How does the planning process work?
- A decision is usually made within eight weeks
- Once your application is in the system, we consult with people about your application. Anyone contacted directly or indirectly by this process can make positive or negative comments on your proposal.
- Decisions can be made by delegated powers, (if it’s a minor or non-contentious planning matter), or by our Planning Committee
- If our Planning Committee is due to decide the outcome of your planning application, our Officer’s report and recommendation will be included in the Committee agenda papers. Anyone can view it for five clear working days before the meeting.
- You can find out our Planning Officer’s proposed recommendation by prior contact or by looking up the Committee papers
- This provides a final chance to contact us if you feel any part of your application has been misunderstood, or if anything needs further comment.
The Councillors who sit on our Planning Committee have a lot of experience and training in dealing with applications.
Whether our Planning Officer or the Planning Committee makes the decision, your application will eventually be considered for approval or refusal and the outcome will be sent to you by formal letter.
This will set out any conditions to your application as well as the reasons why your application has been approved or refused.