Guidance for Neighbours - How we consult on
New planning applications may be inspected each week
A guide to the District Council's Notification Policy on
- Individual consultation letters are sent to neighbours whom we
consider are likely to be affected by a proposal. You will normally
have 21 days to comment. In the case of proposals likely to
generate wider interest, site notices are displayed in the area. We
also often seek the views of other organisations such as the
Highway Authority and the Environment Agency, as well as local
amenity societies and residents' associations.
- Notices are published in the local paper and/or displayed on or
close to the site (for at least 21 days) for many applications,
including those which would affect the character or setting of a
Listed Building, or the character of a Conservation Area, or major
- The register of planning applications (including plans) can be
inspected, and copies of documents may be purchased (subject to
copyright provisions) by
contacting customer services.
A 'Duty Planning Officer' will normally be available to answer
general planning enquiries between 10am and 1pm Mondays,
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We are aware that many people, including the elderly and people
with disabilities, have difficulty in visiting the Customer Service
Centre. In such circumstances we can arrange to lend a copy of the
plans or to visit the person at home.