We consider each planning application on its own merits.
In the majority of cases, if an application meets our policies and
standards and follows government guidance, planning permission is
Once we receive an application, it is assigned to a case officer and consultation can begin.
People involved in the consultation have up to 21 days to share their
views and some applications may also be publicised in local newspapers
or on notices around the site.
A site visit will be carried out by the case officer who will assess the
proposals. If changes are needed, the case officer will discuss these
with the applicant or their agent.
We will then consider all the information from the application -
along with any possible comments received from those involved in the
consultation period - before reaching a recommendation on whether
planning permission will be granted or not.
- Decisions on most applications are usually within 6-8 weeks.
A decision on the majority of applications is made by planning
officers, however some applications are decided by the planning
committee which meets every four weeks to discuss and decide on
applications. These meetings are open to the public.