Planning Responses - CPRE Bucks
We want to help you have an influence on how the places in which you live will change over time. Here we will share with you examples of recent responses we have submitted for Buckinghamshire.
After a local planning authority has received a planning application, it will undertake a period of consultation where views on the proposed development can be expressed. The formal consultation period will normally last for 21 days, and the local planning authority will identify and consult a number of different groups.
The main types of local planning authority consultation are:
- Public consultation – including consultation with neighbouring residents and community groups.
- Statutory consultees – where there is a requirement set out in law to consult a specific body.
We have now entered into a new era for planning. The Government is placing a renewed emphasis on planning at the local level because it believes that residents often know best as to what the needs are and how they can be met. ‘The Neighbourhood Plan’ means that communities can come together to shape the future of their area.
This is where together with CPRE we can get involved and speak up if any of the plans pose as an unnecessary threat to our precious countryside. We draw attention to areas that we believe are of concern and need to be addressed, advising on solutions to avoid them.