Town & Parish councils receive details of applications and are consulted on them. They can submit their views (taking into account parishioners' views), but the District/Borough Council primarily look to a parish to provide local insight and may not follow the parish's view. The public should send comments to both the Parish and District/Borough Council within any deadline period. The Town or Parish Clerk's contact details are at the top of the page. You can voice your concerns to them on any planning matter. The national Planning Portal is your one-stop shop for planning and building services online.
Parish council planning meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month starting at 2:30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend the whole meeting and there is a 15 minute period allocated to members of the public to comment on applications which are being considered. At 2:45pm, the council goes into session to consider agenda items. Members of the public are welcome to stay but they cannot address the council after 2:45.
It is most important that, as well as attending, you should put your thoughts in writing to both the parish and district councils. There are defined, valid reasons for objections to a plan which are documented extensively on the web. Please try and use these as, "its going to spoil my view", isn't actually a valid reason to object. Here is a link to explain.
The parish council will listen to your views and do their best to represent them to the district council.
The planning process (PDF, 418 Kb)
This document explains the Parish Councils role in the planning process and what you can do to try and influence the district councils planners
It is hoped to present current applications here, until then please search ELDC's planning portal.