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Planning applications are publicised and consulted on in accordance with the adopted Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) as a requirement of the legislation as set out in the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010.
The type(s) of publicity that applies to an application is defined by legislation, but often supplemented voluntarily by the Council.
The publicity can take three forms:
A period of time (normally 21 days) is allowed from the date of publicity, for comments or objections to be made.
Following the submission of a valid planning application, consultation will take place with statutory consultees. Where appropriate the County Council will also identify other relevant, but non-statutory consultees.
The consultation carried out on a planning application is dependent on the location, nature of the development and effect on neighbouring properties and local guidance is followed for this process. Consultees are given a time period to respond to the county planning authority and comments are noted by officers and taken into account along with planning policy and other material considerations, prior to the determination of the application.