Contrary to popular belief parish councils do not have the right to reject or approve planning applications submitted to the Planning Authority. Councils have the right to be notified and may have comments or no comments relating to planning applications received by the Local Planning Authority.
This guide is an introduction to the planning powers of Town and Parish Councils. It is intended for residents, clerks and councillors.
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- Legal Background
- Notification of planning applications
- Material planning considerations
- Local Development Orders
- Permitted Development
This guide is indicative and not definitive, it is not intended to be a comprehensive legal guide or a list of legal requirements. It should be borne in mind that there is extensive case law covering planning where relevant appropriate professional advice should be sought.
Special considerations and other matters may apply to National Parks and Conservation Areas
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