We are required to issue a formal decision notice on all planning applications. Notices should clearly state whether planning permission is granted or refused and should also provide the applicant with information on how to appeal any decision.
Statutory regulations require that the majority of planning applications are decided within 8 weeks. During this period, the case officer will visit the site, and consultations and notifications will be made.
Anyone contacted directly or indirectly by this process can make comments on the proposal. Normally 21 days are given to comment on applications.