Parish Councils do not have power to grant or refuse planning permission. The Local Government Act 1972, section 101 does however, require local authorities to consult parish councils on certain matters affecting their parish and a parish council is a statutory consultee on the development plan, local plans and structure plans.
Planning authorities must inform local parish councils of applications affecting its parish and consider its views when deciding on planning applications. Planning authorities usually allow fourteen to twenty one days for a response.
The Planning Authority for our Parish is North Lincolnshire Council. All planning applications can be found using the following link: http://www.planning.northlincs.gov.uk/newplanet/Default.aspx
The Parish Council meet every six weeks, during which responses to Planning Applications are considered. The Parish Council does not have executive powers to accept or reject applications, but our views are considered when the application is determined by the relevant authority. We also contribute views on Local Area and Regional Strategies on subjects such as housing, transport, environment and employment.