Cotswold District Council (CDC) is the planning authority and makes the decision whether a planning application is passed or refused. However, it has a statutory obligation to consult the Town Council on all applications within its area.
Currently, all town councillors form the planning committee. The committee does not meet formally but arrangements for it to do so would be made if there was a substantial difference of opinion in the responses, or the application was so significant or contentious as to require debate in a meeting environment.
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.
For more information on how to read and respond to a planning application, visit: www.planninghelp.org.uk.