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  1. Weekly list of decisions Week ending 6 January 2012

    Weekly list of decisions Week ending 6 January 2012 

  2. Procedures for speaking at planning panel

    Guidelines for those wishing to object to a planning application on how to speak at Planning Panel.

  3. Planning enforcement manual

    Detailed information on what constitutes a breach of planning rules and what action we can take.

  4. Planning application fees

    Current fees relating to planning applications.

  5. Enquiry form - energy equipment e.g. solar panels

    Please complete this form in full and return to us so we can determine whether planning permission is required for your proposal. Normally we will provide you with a written response within 10 working days.

  6. Enquiry form - loft conversion

    Please complete this form in full and return to us so we can determine whether planning permission is required for your proposal. Normally we will provide you with a written response within 10 working days.

  7. Enquiry form - hard surface e.g. footpath/driveway

    Please complete this form in full and return to us so we can determine whether planning permission is required for your proposal. Normally we will provide you with a written response within 10 working days.

  8. Enquiry form - extension

    Please complete this form in full and return to us so we can determine whether planning permission is required for your proposal. Normally we will provide you with a written response within 10 working days.

  9. Enquiry form - outbuilding

    Please complete this form in full and return to us so we can determine whether planning permission is required for your proposal. Normally we will provide you with a written response within 10 working days.

  10. Enquiry form - decking

    Please complete this form in full and return to us so we can determine whether planning permission is required for your proposal. Normally we will provide you with a written response within 10 working days.

  11. Enquiry form - building a porch

    Please complete this form in full and return to us so we can determine whether planning permission is required for your proposal. Normally we will provide you with a written response within 10 working days.

  12. Enquiry form - erecting a wall or fence

    Please complete this form in full and return to us so we can determine whether planning permission is required for your proposal. Normally we will provide you with a written response within 10 working days.

  13. Enquiry form - satellite dish

    Please complete this form in full and return to us so we can determine whether planning permission is required for your proposal. Normally we will provide you with a written response within 10 working days.

  14. Householder application form

    General application form to apply for planning permission for a building or extension to a dwelling.

  15. Full application

    The form to use if you are applying for planning permission that is not relating to a single household.

  16. Application for outline planning permission

    This form is generally used to find out, at an early stage, whether or not a proposal is likely to be approved by the planning authority, before any substantial costs are incurred.

    This type of planning application allows fewer details about the proposal to be submitted. These details may be agreed following a “reserved matters” application at a later stage.
    Reserved matters can include:

    • appearance - aspects of a building or place which affect the way it looks, including the exterior of the development
    • means of access - covers accessibility for all routes to and within the site, as well as the way they link up to other roads and pathways outside the site
    • landscaping - the improvement or protection of the amenities of the site and the area and the surrounding area, this could include planting trees or hedges as a screen
    • layout - includes buildings, routes and open spaces within the development and the way they are laid out in relations to buildings and spaces outside the development
    • scale - includes information on the size of the development, including the height, width and length of each proposed building

    While some applications are straightforward and a decision can be made by the planning authority without detailed information, other proposals may need more information to be provided.

     

  17. Approval of reserved matters

    Use this form if you have already received outline planning approval and now need to apply for approval of reserved matters.

  18. Listed building consent

    The form to use to apply for planning permission for a listed building.

  19. Conservation area consent

    Local authorities have the power (under Section 69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990) to designate as conservation areas, any area of special architectural or historic interest. This means the planning authority has extra powers to control works and demolition of buildings to protect or improve the character or appearance of the area.

    How are conservation areas chosen for designation?
    Conservation areas are usually chosen as places of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which should be preserved or enhanced.

    The special character of these areas is not just made up of buildings, it is also defined by other features which contribute to particular views and the familiar local scene:

    • the way roads, paths and boundaries are laid out
    • characteristic building and paving materials
    • the way buidings are used
    • public and private spaces, such as gardens, parks and greens
    • trees and street furniture

    Conservation areas give protection across a broader area of land than listing individual buildings and all features within the area, listed or otherwise, may be recognised as part of its character.

  20. Application for discharge of conditions

    Most planning approvals contain some planning conditions. Conditions are used to ensure that development that may not be considered acceptable, can be approved subject to certain criteria. These criteria are detailed in conditions. Some conditions require you to submit details about particular aspects of the development to the local planning authority and others restrict certain things you can do as part of the development. The approval of details reserved by conditions is also known as 'discharging conditions'.

    A typical condition requiring the submission of further details may read

    'Details of the glazing to be used on the ground floor rear window should be submitted to and approved in writing prior to the commencement of the development'.

    A typical condition restricting things you can do as part of the development may read

    'The roof of the rear extension hereby approved shall not be used at any time as a roof terrace without the prior approval of xyz'.

    Any condition that requires the submission of details must be 'discharged' in accordance with the wording of the condition. In most cases this is prior to the commencement of the entire development. Occasionally, some conditions can be discharged prior to the relevant part of the development taking place. Please consult your decision notice for the exact wording of your conditions.

    In order to discharge a planning condition, you must submit the details, along with a completed application form and the appropriate fee to the planning department. All discharge of conditions incur a fee with the exception of conditions imposed on listed building consents and conservation area consent applications. It may take up to 8 weeks to receive a decision on a discharge of condition application.

  21. Non material amendments

    Application form to use to request minor changes to your planning application.

  22. Advertisement consent application

    The form to use to apply for planning permission for an external advertisement or sign.

  23. Guidance on completing householder planning application

    Please read these notes before completing the form.

  24. Guidance on completing full planning application

    Please read these notes before completing the form.

  25. Guidance for outline planning permission

    Please read these notes before completing the form.

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