Council procedures following a planning submission
Pages in Council procedures following a planning submission
- 1. Council procedures following a planning submission
- 2. Step 2 - Letters are sent to neighbours most likely to be affected by the application
- 3. Step 3 - The views of other relevant bodies are also sought
- 4. Step 4 - The site is inspected
- 5. Step 5 - The application is assessed against Government guidance and Council policy
- 6. Step 6 - Other material considerations, such as the effect on neighbours, or highway safety are also considered
- 7. You are here: Step 7 - The Council may negotiate amendments to the application.
- 8. Step 8 - Permission is granted (with or without conditions) or refused
- 9. Monitoring development
7. Step 7 - The Council may negotiate amendments to the application.
During the assessment of the application and in order to reach a positive decision wherever possible, the Council may wish to negotiate on some points of the application.
In order to minimise delay in reaching a decision the following principles will be applied:
- Where the development is considered unacceptable in principle, the Council will not seek to negotiate on matters of detail;
- The Council will normally only afford one opportunity for amendments to be made before proceeding to a decision;
- In requesting amendments, planning officers will give their assessment of the proposal and its relationship with the surrounding area and may summarise any relevant third party comments if necessary;
- The planning officer will set a time limit for the submission of amended plans;
- Officers will make a judgement on whether amended plans should be the subject of further consultation and neighbour notification. It is the Council's practice to do this where practical;
- Where planning officers consider that a proposal is unacceptable and that a necessary amendment would profoundly change the nature or content of the scheme, you may be asked to withdraw the application and make a fresh submission. If the application is not withdrawn, a decision will be made on the basis of the application as it stands.