Five stage planning application process

Stage four - we consider your application

We look at whether your application is in line with local planning policies and all other planning considerations. We consider the views of local residents and organisations that we talk to about your application - such as the Environment Agency or English Heritage.

We will visit your site and consider your proposals in relation to all relevant local features. Sometimes this can only be done when you are there with us, so please make sure you supply your contact details with your application.

If we have concerns about your proposal, but think you could do something to sort them out, we will usually try to contact you to see if the application can be changed.

You have the option at any stage to withdraw your application in writing to give you time to tackle our concerns. Sometimes you can make an amended application free of charge. Please contact the officer dealing with your application to check whether this applies in your case.