Update on how we notify on Planning Applications

Following a six week public Consultation, the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) was adopted on 22nd July 2020.

The SCI sets out what consultation will take place when we are developing and reviewing our planning documents and determining planning applications. It also provides information as to how the Council will work with our partners and communities to facilitate proposals for neighbourhood plans or orders.

The full document can be viewed on our Planning Policy pages

The adoption of the SCI has resulted in some changes to the way in which we carry out wider public consultation on planning applications.

The methods that the Council will use to publicise applications considered to be valid on or after 1st November 2020 include the following:
  • Publishing applications and associated documents on the Council’s website;
  • Displaying one or more (as relevant) site notices near the application site. The site notice will provide details of the planning application, information on how the plans can be viewed and how comments can be made and when comments must be submitted by;
  • Advertising certain applications in local newspapers in accordance with statutory requirements.

For further information in relation to how we consult in relation to specific types of applications please see this page extract from the SCI, which shows how each type of application is advertised.

In addition to the above

  • You can find out more about Keeping up to date on Planning Applications, including information on the Weekly List of Planning Applications, Press Adverts and Subscribing to alerts on applications.
  • By registering for our free ‘MyAlerts’ weekly email newsletter you will be notified of planning applications in your local area each week as well as the latest Council news. Notification using ‘My Alerts’ is limited to a maximum of 3 applications and is restricted to a radius which is set by you so may not highlight all applications received over the last 45 days.
    Register for MyAlerts here.