Once we've received a planning application, we need to decide whether to grant or deny the request.
To do this:
- We write to any affected property owners inviting them to comment.
- Where relevant, we advertise the application on-site and in the local media.
- We visit the site and surroundings to assess the impact of the application.
- We assess the proposal against national and local planning policies, taking into account comments received and any relevant documents.
- Either a planning officer or a planning committee will decide whether to grant the application or not. If a committee needs to decide, the meeting agendas will be available a week before the meeting. Meetings are open to the public. We notify the applicant, agent and anyone who has commented in writing about a week before to let them know the details of the committee meeting. View council agendas, reports and minutes.
- We can grant permission with appropriate conditions or refuse permission. We give reasons for our decision based on relevant planning issues.
- We publish the decision on this website and notify the applicant or agent of the decision. Search for the decision using the application number or address.
- The applicant has a right to appeal a refusal or any conditions associated with approval. The Planning Inspectorate deals with appeals. More about appealing a decision.
Keep up to date
We publish the applications we receive on this website so you can view and comment on them.
You can also register for updates about an application.