Wrockwardine Parish Council is a statutory consultee on planning applications made to Telford & Wrekin Borough Council and, is normally given 21 days to comment on individual applications. Plans for consideration are normally listed on the Parish Council's agenda and comments returned to the Borough within the deadline.
In commenting on planning applications, it is important that the Parish Council considers the following issues:
- consistency with the development plan for the area
- traffic and highway safety issues
- overlooking loss of privacy and loss of light
- scale of the development
- design, appearance, layout and material
- loss of important open space or physical features
- noise, disturbance or smells
- local knowledge of drainage or other possible problems with the surface
- impact on the surroundings
Issues that are not relevant include:
- effect on the value of the property
- loss of view over other people's land
- possible future development not included in the application
- private property rights such as a boundary or access disputes
- matters covered by other laws
- the morals or motives of the developer
Special rules apply for listed buildings, conservation areas, tress (some are protected by Tree Protection Orders). Planning permission is required for advertisements above a special size.
If development appears to have taken place without permission or, if the development is more extensive than given in the planning consent, this should be reported to the Borough Council's Enforcement Team.
Please have a look at the guidance "Planning Explained" below for more information.