Information Published On The Website
Full details of all planning applications are available on the website covering applications registered from 5th November 2010. Our policy on what we publish and how long we make information available is set out below;-
Information We Publish About Planning Applications
Planning applications are required by law to be available for the public to see. This includes the application form, plans and supporting documents together with any correspondence with the applicant ( or applicant's agent ), statutory & non-statutory bodies and members of the public commenting on applications. The same rules apply in the event of an appeal being made against a refusal of permission or conditions imposed on the grant of permission.
We aim not to reveal personal details such as signatures, email addresses and telephone numbers. The exception to this policy is that the email addresses and telephone numbers of agents acting on behalf of applicants need to be available in order to enable the efficient processing of applications. Our advice is that if you wish to be certain that these details will not be published, you should not include them in correspondence.
Timescales for retention of information on the website
The application form, plans, supporting documents, the decision, any associated legal agreement and any subsequent appeal decision will be retained on the website in perpetuity. Any subsequent correspondence, plans and information relating to the discharge of planning conditions will also be retained for at least as long as they are relevant to the need for the Council to ensure conditions are complied with. Letters or emails from members of the public will remain on the website for a minimum of 6 months or until the outcome of an appeal is known whichever is the later.
Requests to treat comments confidentially/anonymous comments
We are unable to agree to treat comments on a planning application or appeal in confidence. Anonymous comments will not be given any weight in the decision making process.
Defamatory or racist comments
Comments of this nature will not be published. Letters containing such comments will be returned to the correspondent the consequence of which is that they may forfeit their right for relevant planning objections to be taken into account.
Sensitive personal information
The personal circumstances of an applicant are not normally relevant to the determination of an application. However there are occasions when, for example, disability or caring responsibilities are factors that applicants wish the Council to take into account in decision making. You are advised to reveal only the information which you consider the Council needs to be aware of in relation to personal circumstances.
Sensitive wildlife data
We do not publish information about protected species where this may result in a threat of wildlife crime.
If you find information that is incorrect on our website then please let us know by emailing