These are applications that the Parish Council has not yet discussed at a meeting;
- 10 Church Lane Raised roof extension to provide first-floor accommodation and new front porch
- 17 Winslow Road Proposed drainage works
- Land off Hogshaw Road, conversion of timber barn to residential or holiday let.
Your Comments On The Planning Portal
We understand that Buckinghamshire Council plans to stop displaying public comments on planning applications, on their portal.
They will still receive and consider your comments, but others including the Parish Council, will not see them.
At this moment we do not know when this change will occur, but it is imminent.
In order that the PC is aware of your views when deciding upon its response to planning applications, it would be very useful if you would copy your comments to the Parish Clerk by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will not disclose your information to other parties.
Parish Council Role
The Parish Council is a Consultee only.
We are notified of all new applications.
We ensure they are considered at a Parish Council meeting.
Residents can attend to tell us how they would like us to respond.
In the absence of public opinion, the Parish Council responds as they see fit.
The job of planning enforcement is to ensure that any development takes place according to permission granted. If you think permission has been breached, planning enforcement can investigate. It is not possible for Planning Enforcement to investigate where planning permission has not yet been granted, under these circumstances you should contact the Planning Officer in charge of the application. Please visit the Planning Enforcement Page.
Send Your Comments to the Planners
If you have strong views about a planning application, you should tell the Parish Council, but you may also record your response by accessing the Planning System
What To Say
Planning applications are decided on planning law, not opinion. As such the Planners will only take into account certain types of comment. This document is issued by Buckinghamshire Council Planners for guidance. The Parish Council comments will comply with this guidance.
Call In Process
Buckinghamshire Council have decided to change how Parish Councils can object to a planning application. Previously under AVDC where there were objections, the Parish Council could ask for an application to be referred to the Development Control Committee (called-in) meeting for wider Member and public scrutiny rather than simply the delegated officer.
Now, only our Buckinghamshire Council Members can request a Call-In. This is subject to the Member submitting their request within 28 days of notification of the application, at this moment they do not have to set out the specific planning reasons to justify a call-in.
The delegated Planning Officer continues to form their recommendation, concluding in a report which the Member will have 7 days to consider. The member must then request a call-in again, within those 7 days, and at this time set out the planning reasons for the request.
The Chairman of the relevant Committee will then be informed and may take the opportunity to discuss the case with the Member.
This progresses to senior planning officers who in consultation with the relevant Committee Chairman have the power to a) reject the request, thus refusing the call-in and allowing officers to decide the application without further Member or public in-put, or b) to agree the call-in.
The Parish Council were not consulted on this new procedure and it now forms part of the Buckinghamshire Council’s constitution, hence if the Member fails to comply with the prescribed timetable the call-in request fails. The Parish Council will endeavour to ensure that any applications for which justifiable objections can be made under planning grounds are brought immediately to the attention of the local Buckinghamshire Council Members.