The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on planning applications from Dover District Council and is normally given 21 days to comment on applications.
The decision on all planning applications is made by the District or County Council not by the Parish Council
In determining the Parish Council’s response, the Parish Council will notify when possible, parishioners adjacent to the applicant/s address including the applicant
Each Planning Application will be an agenda item on the Parish Council Meeting Agenda – nearest date to when the application is notified to the council.
Any member of the public may attend the Parish Meeting to speak about the planning agenda item.
In commenting on planning applications and determining a resolution, the Parish Councillors will take into account the views and comments made by parishioners together with any Material Considerations.
A material consideration is a matter that should be taken into account, in deciding a planning application or an appeal against a planning decision.(Below is a list of planning material considerations)