Residents are urged to keep an eye on Planning Applications in our area and you can do this using the list/map summary below.
Should you wish to make a comment click on the Full Details tab next to the application and/or contact the Parish Council using the contact us page on this site.
THE PLANNING PROCESS
Pursuant to the Local Government Act 1972 and Section 27 of the Localism Act 2011, Grendon Underwood Parish Council (‘the Local Council’) is a designated Planning Consultee of the Planning Authority, Buckinghamshire Council.
The Planning Authority is legally obliged to submit planning applications, proposed within the Parish boundary, to their relevant Planning Consultee and invite it to provide a local perspective on the application.
The Local Council may or may not be obliged to respond to such invitations subject to it considering any such response to be divisive or not in the public interest. The Local Council will invoke its Planning Policy, taking due regard to its evaluation of any impacts on local need and sustainability. It is also required to take into account all relevant planning law and precedent.
In making any response the Local Council will always seek to represent the views of local residents, as it is able to ascertain these and where these are notified to the Local Council, such as to convey to the Planning Authority any local environmental concerns & infrastructure implications they may have, should the Planning Authority grant an application.
Whilst legally bound to “consider” local input, The Planning Authority is only required to give it that weight in the planning balance as it alone sees fit. The Planning Authority is NOT obliged to accept local input either in whole or in part.
Residents can make a comment either directly to the Planning Authority using the tabs below or by contacting the Parish Council using the form on the Contact Us page on this