Cotswold District Council (CDC) is the planning authority and decides whether a planning application is passed or refused. The Town Council has the right to be consulted on all applications within the parish, and our response must be taken into account, but we do not decide the outcome.
Currently, we operate a system where councillor’s opinions on planning applications are canvassed by email. The formal response to planning applications is then agreed during the next full council meeting. When the consultation deadline falls before the next meeting, arrangements to meet would be made if the application is so significant or contentious as to require debate in a meeting environment.
Members of the public have the right to comment on most types of planning applications. Comments should be made during the consultation period, though they may still be accepted after the consultation period has ended.
CDC manages its planning system online. You can search, view and comment on current applications using the online planning register. You can also sign up to receive automatic e-mail alerts for applications and notifications within any parish or parishes in the district.
For more information on how to read and respond to a planning application, visit: www.planninghelp.org.uk.