Parish councils have the right to make comments on planning applications affecting their area.
The planning authority (normally South Norfolk District Council, although occasionally it can be the County Council) allows a parish council 21 days to respond to a planning application. The application will be considered by the parish council at either the next council meeting or by the Planning Committee and will feature on an agenda as an item to be discussed. Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings and may speak during the public participation item on the agenda to give their views on a planning application. They are also encouraged to provide their own comments on South Norfolk's Planning pages.
If there is not a meeting within the 21 days, the parish council is usually able to extend the time-limit. Whilst the overall decision is the planning authority’s, the parish council’s local knowledge, combined with an understanding of the planning process, and the Neighbourhood Plan means that its views are more likely to be heard by the planning authority, so long as the parish council provides valid planning ‘material considerations’.
On the planning committee are Councillors, Adcock (Chair), Woodham, Baker, Davey, McCrea, Lansdell
Meeting dates for 2020:
15th December - Agenda / Draft minutes
24th February - Agenda / Minutes
Meeting dates for 2019:
28th January - Agenda | Minutes
4th March - Agenda | Minutes
16th May - Agenda |
17 June - Agenda |
Meeting dates for 2018:
planning applications 2018/0111 & 2018/0112
20th March - Agenda | Minutes
17th April - Agenda | Minutes
15th May - Agenda | Minutes
19th June - Agenda | Minutes
17th July - Agenda | Minutes
21st August - Agenda | Minutes
18th September - Agenda | Minutes
16th October - Agenda | Minutes
20th November - Agenda | Minutes
18th December - Agenda | Minutes