Delegated Officer Determination Process

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On receipt of a valid planning application the application will go through the following stages:

  1. Application validated or returned invalid
  2. Statutory consultees consulted and non-statutory consultees consulted as considered necessary by planning officer
  3. Publication and Notification – advertisement placed in a local newspaper and/or neighbours notified
  4. Representations of support/objection received
  5. Site inspected
  6. Planning report prepared
  7. Report considered by Development Management group
  8. Opinion formed.
  9. Decision Notice prepared, signed and issued
  10. Those who made representations notified of the decision


At any stage between steps 1 and 8, the applicant/agent or a third party who submitted a representation may request one meeting with either the Senior Planning Officer or the Principal Planning Officer to discuss the proposed development.  It is the decision of the applicant/agent/third party to decide who accompanies them at the meeting, for example, an elected representative.

Applicants have a duty to provide safe access/egress to sites, including the removal/securing of domestic/farm animals.

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