How is a decision made about my application?

A Planning Officer will assess your application, taking into account relevant planning policy, site features and location, the effect of the proposed development on the location and any comments made during the consultation process. They will then decide whether to recommend that the application is approved or refused.

If your application is straightforward and meets our policies, the decision will likely be made through the recommendation of the Planning Manager to the Council. Most applications are dealt with in this way.

However, if certain criteria are met, the application will be decided by the Planning Committee.

PLEASE NOTE: Any views expressed by a Planning Officer representing the Council during negotiations on an application may not necessarily be followed by Senior Officers in their recommendation or by the ultimate decision made by the Council.

Last updated: 07/12/2018 12:12:56