The Parish Council is required to comment on Planning Applications falling within the Parish against the following criteria:
Local Plan for the area
Village Plan or Design Statement
Site’s planning history (earlier applications)
Accessibility / Traffic / Road and parking
Impact on neighbours
Whether listed or not
The Parish Council is a consultee on all planning applications submitted to the planning authority (Wiltshire Council.
The Parish Council is only a consultee in the same way as any member of the public is. You can respond to all planning applications by visiting the the East Wiltshire Planning Portal.
Applying for Planning Permission?
You may wish to come to the meeting to present your case and to answer questions. As this will be an Agenda item, the Chair may agree to close the meeting to enable you to speak, after which the meeting will be reopened and resume.
The council is required to take into account the whole community and their written response will reflect this.
If You Want to Object or Support a Planning Application
Write to the Parish Council
Attend the Parish Council Meeting
Write to Wiltshire County Council
Attend the Planning Meeting
Whilst planning issues may really upset individuals, any objections will be far more effective if it relates to the criteria outlined and does not rely upon personal views, prejudices and comments.