Second stage: planning process
After your application has passed through the validation process it is passed to a planning officer and enters the planning process.
Once in this stage and all the information you have supplied is deemed to be correct your application should be dealt with within eight weeks.
There are some exceptions:
- Applications involving legal agreements may take longer than eight weeks and major applications take up to 13 weeks
- If an application has to be taken to Planning Committee rather than decided by our officers then this may also take the planning process beyond eight weeks.
The process takes several weeks as we are required to hold a public consultation period. This allows time for consultees, parish and town councils and members of the public to look at applications and submit their comments.
If amended plans or descriptions are received during the consultation period, those notified or who have made representations will be informed.
Once the consultation has finished, comments considered and a decision made, you will be notified of the outcome.
See our Development Control Charter for a more detailed explanation of our planning procedures.