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Assessing your application

The case officer will take into consideration the following when assessing an application:

  • responses from statutory consultees
  • material considerations (further information can be found on our page Material considerations)
  • planning legislation
  • structure and local plans (further information can be found on our page Planning policy and guidance)
  • planning history of the site
  • design of the proposed development and impact on the surrounding area
  • environmental impact of the proposal
  • traffic impact of the proposal
  • impact on infrastructure such as water supply and drainage
  • views of neighbours who have submitted written representations (so long as material to the application)


After assessing all relevant information the officer will prepare a report based on their findings and make a recommendation.

The type of application will establish whether the case officer or planning committee will make the decision (check our page How We Make Decisions).

Development Management
Tel: 03451 55 11 22
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