Chapter 6: Community involvement in planning application decisions

6.1 The Council has the responsibility for the determination of planning applications within the District.

6.2 There are a number of planning applications which may require more community involvement, particularly those which are likely to be 'controversial'. These are mainly:

  • Large scale applications or those that are not in line with policies contained within the Local Development Framework (examples include extensive shopping sites or waste sites).
  • Developments where there will be significant environmental impact, larger residential developments or where there are significant transport implications.
  • Other applications where community involvement may be important, for example where employment land may be lost or where there is an impact on adjoining Conservation Areas.