You can identify the location of all current (undecided) planning applications on the map below. If you click on the red pin you will be taken directly to the Tewkesbury Borough Planning Portal where you can view the full set of plans and submit your comments.

The parish council is notified whenever a new planning application is submitted, and, wherever possible, we try to notify local residents that may be affected by it. Tewkesbury Borough Council should also put up Green notices to draw attention to the application.

Our parish councillors usually discuss each application at their next parish meeting, and a formal response is then agreed on behalf of the parish, and this is submitted to Tewkesbury.

If you want to object or comment on any application this is best done online through Tewkesbury’s Planning Portal though you can also send in your objections by letter. It can also be helpful if a copy of your objections or comments are also sent to the Parish Council.

The Tewkesbury Planning Portal is also helpful for referring back to previous planning applications that may have been lodged for a site.

If you are particularly anxious about a planning application you can attend the relevant parish council meeting and voice your concerns at the beginning of the meeting. Your views will then be taken into account when the parish prepares its formal response to Tewkesbury.

If you want to object to an application please make sure you focus on the relevant planning issues. For example:

  • Impact the development would have on the character of the area.
  • If the development does not comply with the Local Plan.
  • External design, appearance and layout.
  • Impact of development on neighbouring properties.
  • Highway safety.
  • Government planning guidance.

Avoid referring to non-planning matters as these cannot be taken into account when the committee determines the application.

For example

  • ‘Trade’ objections such as competition issues.
  • Boundary or property disputes.
  • The applicant’s motives .
  • ‘Moral’ arguments.
  • Matters covered by other laws.
  • Loss of ‘view’.
  • Personality issues.
  • Reduction in property values.

This guide may also be helpful –

http://www.nalc.gov.uk/library/publications/1632-how-to-respond-to-planning-applications/file

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