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?

Once an application has been checked to make sure all the correct information has been submitted, 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 the law requires us to consult statutory groups such as English Heritage. And where a proposal might affect a conservation area we will consult with the relevant Conservation Area Advisory Committee (CAAC)

Our consultation standards are set out in the Statement of Community Involvement

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