What powers do Parish Councils have with respect to planning applications?
The Parish Council is consulted by Wiltshire Council, the Planning Authority, on all planning applications. Any views expressed by the Parish Council will be taken into account by the Planning Authority before a final decision is made by them, providing the points made are relevant to the determination of a planning application.
Details of planning applications are available through the Wiltshire Council Planning Portal.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) website provides useful information and advice about the planning process and how to comment on an application. The eight-step guide will help you find out more about a planning application, support it or challenge it. There are sample letters that you are welcome to use to object or support an application.
The Lead Parish Councillor for Planning matters is Colin Read