We aim to make decisions on valid local planning applications within two months.
Process for decisions
We approve (sometimes with conditions) or refuse applications after we've:
- visited the site
- considered comments
A planning officer usually makes a decision on your application but in some cases it may be up to a council committee. This process is set by a Scheme of Delegation. Note - During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Council has agreed a revised temporary Scheme while Planning Applications Committee meetings are cancelled.
We notify you (or your agent) of our decision. Other interested parties can:
Appeals and reviews
You have a right to challenge a decision in certain circumstances. However, there is no right of appeal against planning decisions for objectors.