Local councils such as Town and Parish Councils do not have a statutory responsibility for services such as planning. The responsibility for the discharge of this function in the majority of cases rests with District and Borough Councils as the Local Authority. For Bardwell this will be St Edmundsbury Borough Council.
Bardwell Parish Council and its role in the planning function
Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Schedule 1, paragraph 8, the Parish Council has the power to be notified of planning applications affecting the council's area and to comment upon each application that affects its administrative area.
Planning Applications are normally discussed during the monthly parish council meetings.
Occasionally, if the response date is before the next parish council meeting and the deadline cannot be extended, then an EGM will be necessary.
Details of planning applications are included within the agenda for each meeting, which is posted on the Parish Council notice board at the Tithe Barn and also on this website.
Residents who hold views about any planning application are entitled to make these known directly to the planning authority. This can be done via an on-line form at the St Edmundsbury Borough Council website.
Residents are always welcome to attend meetings of Bardwell Parish Council and to make their views known about any planning applications to be discussed.
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