Buckinghamshire Council (BC) is the local planning authority for this area. The parish council is a consultee on all planning applications, so BC send us details of any applications that are recorded for Pitstone. BC also erect yellow site notices and advertise applications in the local press.
All planning applications are discussed at the next available parish council meeting or planning committee meeting. To try and ensure that all residents have as much opportunity to comment as possible, we run a Neighbourhood Notification Scheme where any immediate neighbours are notified of the application via a hand delivered letter. All applications are also advertised on our web site, Facebook page and Twitter account. Residents are thus invited to submit comments to us for consideration. Any interested party, including the applicant, is welcome to attend the relevant council meeting. All planning applications also appear on the parish council agendas which are published via all our means of communication.
Full details of any planning applications can be found on the Planning Portal section of the Buckinghamshire Council web site. http://publicaccess.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application
Residents are also able to set up their own searches on the BC planning portal and this will notify them of any planning applications that arise within the area selected. You can also set up notifications for any application that you submit comments for, to receive updates on whether it has been approved.
The parish council’s comments on any application must relate to relevant planning policy and guidelines in existence, and relate to what is known as ‘material considerations’.