We often consult with interested parties to get their feedback on a planning application before making our decision.
The information below will help you understand when and how we consult on applications.
When do we consult on an application?
First we check an application to make sure all the correct information has been given. Then we decide whether we need to consult in line with the law and our consultation standards.
How do we consult on an application?
The way we consult depends on the type and scale of the application.
We may do one or more of the following:
- put up notices near to the proposed development site
- place notices in the newspaper.
In certain cases by law we have to consult statutory groups such as English Heritage. Where a proposal might affect a conservation area, we will consult with the relevant Conservation Area Advisory Committee (CAAC).