Soon after the application is registered and validated, the Council will begin a 21-day publicity period. Depending on the type of planning application, the Council will consult with the public and other relevant bodies, e.g. the Town Council, Environment Agency, Countryside Council for Wales or Welsh Water.
During this period everyone will have an opportunity to submit comments on a planning application.
How will the Council consult?
The Council’s consultation methods include:
- Letter: People living near to the application site and other relevant bodies will receive notification by post of your proposed development.
- The press: Some applications will also be advertised in the local press. These include applications in Conservation Areas, listed buildings and large-scale developments which don’t comply with the Unitary Development Plan.
- Site notice: A notice will be placed near the site location informing the public that a planning application has been submitted for the site.
- Online: Details of every planning application registered can be viewed on the Council’s online Track and Trace system.
A planning officer will also visit the site in order to assess the application. They will contact you / your agent if they need to arrange access to the site.
Consideration of the application
The planning officers will consider the application in light of all the relevant planning policies, as well as any other planning considerations – including any valid comments which have been received during the consultation period.
If the plans need to be modified, the officer will contact you (or your agent). These modifications may include a change to the design or the size of the development.
In some circumstances, the consultation period will need to be repeated after the amended plans have been received. In such cases, the consultation process will last either 7, 14 or 21 days, depending on the type of application. During this period members of the public have a right to submit comments about the application.
Commenting on a planning application
For more information about how to submit comments on a planning application during the consultation period, go to the Submit comments on a planning application page.
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