Windlesham Parish Council

Windlesham Parish Council

 
The Parish Council Planning Applications Committee PDF Print E-mail

 

The Parish Council is not a Planning Authority and therefore does not determine planning applications. However the Parish Council is formally consulted by Surrey Heath Borough Council on all planning applications within the Parish. The Parish Council considers all applications as set out below

The Planning Committee usually meets about every month but this depends on how many planning applications are received from the Surrey Heath Borough Council planning department. The Parish Planning Committee meetings are held in public. The date of each meeting is posted on the website and on the information board outside the Council Offices in Lightwater. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and make representations, especially if the particular application affects them; all comments made are listened to by the Committee and if the comments are relevant they may be included in the Council’s online reply.

All planning applications are given a time limit for the Parish Council to respond; hence our meetings are scheduled to keep in line with the deadlines given.

The areas we look at

The applications are processed in date order of the deadline date.  Plans are made available on the SHBC website and are studied in detail.  All committee decisions are based on material planning considerations which can be viewed here.

The Committee agrees a comment and this is posted directly onto the SHBC website.

Most applications are fairly straightforward and they have a comment posted of ‘no objection’.   If the Committee does not agree with the application we state ‘objection’ and set out the reasons why.

We don’t have the power to refuse or grant applications

Although the Parish Council’s Planning Committee does not have the power to refuse or grant any applications we are able through the process to make a difference for our three villages where necessary.

How to find out the status of Planning Applications

To view planning applications please click here to go to the Surrey Heath Borough Council website. You will need some details about the planning application in order to conduct a search.

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 July 2017 12:10 )