Planning applications relating to building new homes or offices, house extensions etc, are usually decided by the district and borough councils. If the development is large or likely to affect the road network, then the district or borough council may ask for our comments. We will make a recommendation on whether permission should be granted, or granted with certain conditions attached, to the district or borough council which makes the final decision.
We decide on three main types of planning decisions:
There is a publication which will introduce you to the planning system in England and which indicate where and how you may influence planning policies and development control decisions: