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Let’s be honest, the only time most of us have any dealings with planning is when the neighbours want to build and extension, or a new residential development is planned in the village. Planning is a very sensitive issue – especially when we feel that our lives will be negatively affected. It is worth mentioning that not all planning is ‘bad’ planning.

Below we highlight links to various documents which may help you to deal with planning matters. If you are confused or concerned, it maybe that one or more of these documents will be able to help. Don’t forget that you can always call the planning case officer and ask questions for clarification of points. Should you wish to support or object to a planning application, make sure that you quote policy numbers from the Local Plan to support your stance, and be focused on your issues.

What is NOT material consideration:
Devaluation of property
Loss of private view
Breach of a restrictive covenant
Loss of business (from competition etc.)
Disturbance caused by construction
Who the applicant or intended occupant is

What IS material consideration:
Overlooking / loss of privacy
Loss of light / overshadowing
Effect on listed buildings and conservation areas
Highways safety
Layout and density of building
Design / appearance / materials
Government Policy
Disabled persons access
Previous planning decisions (including appeal decisions)
Nature Conservation

How to respond to planning applications: an 8 step guide produced by Campaign to Protect Rural England and National Association of Local Councils. Unfortunately I cant get a link to the document but type the name into your browser, and you will be able to access the pdf.

National Planning Policy Framework sets out the Governments planning policies and how they are expected to be applied. It provides the framework within which local people and their accountable councils can produce their own local and neighbourhood plans.

Do you need permission? What is permitted development? These questions are clearly answered on the Planning Portal:
On this website you can click on the interactive property – detached house / terrace / flat/shop and this takes you to a quick guide to permitted development. On the right hand side of the page are links to common projects undertaken.

Walks Around The Parish and a little light refreshment!
Whether you are a new visitor to the parish, or a local resident, we have a selection of 8 walks for you to enjoy. For each walk, you can download a detailed, illustrated, tried and tested walk. There are photographs of the key sites along the way and each walk is circular. Please go to our WALKS page for more information and the maps. Even better, there are some lovely local pubs where you can relax, refuel and recover after your exercise: The Swan with two Necks, The Red Lion The Chetwynd Arms, Ye Olde Windmill Pub and The Redmore are waiting with a warm welcome. If you are looking for a longer walk, There is a 7 mile circular walk from The Red Lion - Click Here.

Change to local bus services

Here is a link to a promotional video which explains the new bus service to you and shows you how to book your journey. For more infromation or to book the bus, please call 01283 512705 or 01283 544320.


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