Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council must publicise all planning applications. The Council will either publicise through the use of neighbour notification letters or by site notice and in some cases, where legally required, the planning application will be advertised in the local press. The Council has adopted a Statement of Community Involvement (PDF 1.1MB) which sets out method of publicity for each application type at appendix 6 and 7.
Depending on the location and the nature of the proposed development, the Council may be legally required to consult certain organisations, such as the Highways Authority, English Heritage, or the Environment Agency, and take their advice into consideration when making a decision on the planning application. In other cases, the council will seek the views of other departments, Staffordshire County Council, the utility companies, and others as necessary to obtain advice which will help to reach the right decision on the application. These organisations have to respond within a specified time limit, which will be at least 14 days.
Last updated 8 September 2017