When a planning application is submitted we check it to confirm we have all necessary information before starting the planning process.
All planning applications are considered against the framework of planning policies to make sure we balance the needs of communities and the economy with the need for conservation and protection. Central Government guidelines mean planning authorities have freedom to make decisions in the best interests of their area.
The application's case officer may visit the site to understand the proposal in context. Issues the case officer considers include:
We consult third parties and organisations in line with our Code of Practice for Planning Consultations. The extent of this will vary depending on the proposal and nature of the development site. The case officer will review the proposal taking into account comments.
The case officer cannot consider matters which are not about planning such as: