The principal role of the Development Control section is to deal with the processing of planning applications. There are several different types of applications depending on what development is proposed.
This involves an assessment of the development proposal, considering consultation responses, negotiating improvements to the proposal and making a recommendation on whether permission should be granted or refused. This sometimes requires a report to the Planning Committee.
The most important consideration in dealing with planning applications is the planning policy background.
Development Control is also responsible for dealing with the law relating to trees and hedgerows in Bolsover district.
Within the group, there is an enforcement team who investigate reports of alleged unauthorised developments, resolve planning breaches and encourage works to improve the environment of the area.
We also deal with planning and enforcement appeals. General advice on planning is available on the Planning Portal.
'The Handy Guide to Planning' - Urban Forum's handy guide to England 's planning system, produced with assistance from Planning Aid is available.
A new Audio guide entitled “Town Planning and how to get involved” is now available from Planning Aid for London. This guide is aimed at the blind, partially sighted and others with reading difficulties.
Advice on dealing with contaminated land, particularly in respect of the discharging of planning conditions can be found on the Environmental Health pages.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:00