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Processing planning applications

On receipt of a valid planning application we will publicise it and consult interested parties.


Publicity

We welcome the involvement of the public in the planning process and want to ensure that all those potentially affected by a proposal are aware of it.

Current planning applications can be found on this website and publicity is carried out in a number of ways, depending on the specific application. This includes using site notices, sending letters to people neighbouring the application site or notices in local newspapers, frequently we use more than one of these means.

You can submit your comments on applications to PlanningRepresentations@derbyshire.gov.uk or you can use the comments box on our planning applications page.

We will acknowledge the receipt of your comments which will be taken into account when considering applications provided they raise planning issues.

Representations received will be published on this website so if you do not wish to have your personal details published please send them as attachments to emails or by omitting your signature from letters.

Consultations

We will consult a number of other bodies and organisations as part of the processing of a planning application and their comments will also be taken into account in reaching a decision.

Decisions on planning applications

Where an application does not give rise to planning policy objections, comments or representations do not contain valid planning objections which cannot be overcome by the imposition of conditions, the decision can be made by the strategic director of economy transport and environment.

Where there are planning policy objections or other unresolved planning objections, the decision will be made by the council’s Regulatory Planning Committee which meets on a regular basis, usually every three weeks, to consider applications.

We allow objectors, supporters and applicants to address the committee in respect of any particular application.