Local planning applications

The parish council is consulted on local planning applications but the planning authority is East Lindsey District Council

Role of the Parish Council in Planning Applications

The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on planning applications and is normally given 21 days to comment.

In commenting on planning applications it is important that the Council considers relevant planning issues.

These include:

• 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 property

• Loss of view over other peoples land

• Possible future development not included in the application

• Private property rights such as boundary or access disputes

• Matters covered by other laws

• The morals or motives of the developer