West Suffolk District Council notifies Stanton Parish Council of planning applications that it accepts and that are related to land in the Parish. Once notified of an application the Parish Council then has 21 days to make a representation. If an ordinary meeting of the Parish Council falls within the 21 day period and the application can be included on the next agenda then the matter will be considered at that meeting.
If the 21 day period concludes before the next meeting or the matter was not included on an agenda (received too late for inclusion) then an extraordinary meeting may be called to consider a response. Members of the Public are welcome to attend these meetings and they will be invited to contribute.
The Parish Council’s response to these applications will be based on PLANNING POLICY only. When a decision is made on an application, only certain issues are taken into account; these are often referred to as 'material planning considerations'. Click here to see further details.
If you wish to comment on an application you must send your comments to the Local Planning Authority (West Suffolk) before the published consultation expiry date.
The responsibility for the discharge of this function in the majority of cases rests with West Suffolk District Council.
If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to advise the council of any concerns you may have, please email the clerk
Under West Suffolk Local Planning Policy, Stanton is classed as Key Service Centre - Details can be found on the Vision 2031 document currently under review. You can see that document here.
For more information on what a planning application is and the planning process, including when you need planning permission, tree protection orders, listed buildings and an interactive house which shows you when planning permission is needed You can find information on planning here.
To search for an application go to the West Suffolk website home page and click on planning and building regulations, view and comment on planning applications, West Suffolk planning applications. You can then perform a simple search by keyword, application reference number, postcode or by a single line of an address.
Plans for large developments may be subject of public meetings.