The Parish Council does not have the power to ‘determine’ (decide upon) planning applications, but is consulted by South Somerset District Council (SSDC), which is the ‘planning authority’, on all applications within our Parish. Members of SSDC (including our district councillors, Hayward Burt and William Wallace) make the decisions at the Area East Committee, which is usually held every month.
This link will take you to the SSDC planning page. By selecting an application number or address, you will have access to the full details of the application, be able to view the plans, read the comments made by your Parish Council and others, comment on the application, and read the decision when it has been made.
You can also find out more about the district council’s planning policies, for areas such as our parish, at this link.