Residents may not be aware that the Parish Council is a consultee on planning applications, for development within the parish boundaries. Each planning application submitted relating to Maids Moreton Parish must be referred to the Parish Council, who is entitled to make a representation.
How does this work for Maids Moreton?
Buckinghamshire Council (BC) notifies the Clerk of each application they received. The clerk normally has 21 days to deal with this matter. The Parish Council are consultees, it does not make the final decision.
How does the Clerk deal with the application?
For routine applications such as extensions and conservatories, under delegated authority, the Clerk sends the application notice to members of the Council. The members contact the Clerk with their comment. If they all agree to 'no objection', the Clerk informs BC.
If there is an objection or for larger applications or if a resident has notified the Council or District Council that they object to the application, the item is entered onto the agenda for the next Council meeting for the full Council to consider.
If it is resolved that a representation should be made the Clerk will contact BC with the Council's views.
What happens then?
BC take into account the views of the Parish Council and other consultees before making a final decision.
How can you be involved?
As a resident you can make representation directly to both BC and the Parish Council.
At Parish Council level your views will be considered before any representation is made to BC on behalf of the Council.
At BC level your views will be considered before their decision is made.