Neighbour Consultation Guide
Depending on the type of scheme the consultation zone may
vary, the attached guidance note provides details of the
distances we consult on as well as other elements of the
procedure we follow.
When a planning application is received, the council makes
it openly available for members of the public to comment on
They give it publicity in a number of different ways:
by listing all applications received on the planning
by sending a neighbour consultation letter to the occupiers
of those properties immediately adjoining the application site
and others who are felt may be directly affected by the
by publishing a notice in the local press.
by the display of notices on or near to the application
The amount of consultation carried out will vary depending
on the scale and type of development being proposed and will be
done in accordance with national statutory requirements and the
council’s agreed policy and guidance.
You do not need to have received a letter from the council
before you can comment on an application.
Viewing the proposal
Application documents and plans can be viewed
- on the planning applications register
- at the council offices from 9am to 5pm Monday to
Friday without an appointment in most cases.
If you wish to talk to a planning officer about an
application you have been consulted on, you are advised to make
an appointment with the case officer whose contact details are
listed against the application details in the planning
A duty planner is also generally available between 9am and
5pm to answer general questions, but may not be able to talk in
detail about a specific application.
If you go to the council offices, please make a note of
the address and number of the application you want to see and
bring this with you. This will help us to get the right
documents and plans for you to see.
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