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The householder application is the standard full planning application that is submitted to the Council where the developer seeks full planning permission for a development related to the dwelling-house. This could include an extension, garage, Velux windows, driveway, etc. For a planning application to be validated you must submit elevation plans and a site location plan that is to scale (such as 1:100 or 1:50), sometimes the Council will require further information, but this is dependent on individual applications. You can submit the application on “Planning Applications Wales” It should be noted that even if you believe the development to be permitted development, this can still be submitted as a full planning application. Your proposed development will be assessed by local and national planning policies as well as supplementary planning guidance. The planning officer will usually make an officer recommendation of approval or refusal and then a delegated decision will typically be made by principal officers. In some instances, if development is controversial or the applicant is a member of the Council, the application could be determined by the planning committee.

How to Submit a Planning Application

The lawful development certificate application can be submitted to the Council if you believe your development complies with the development requirements of the GPDO. Rather than assessing the development plans against local and national policies as well as supplementary guidance documents, the planning officer will assess your development against the criteria detailed in the GPDO. If the proposed development fails just one of the requirements the lawful development certificate will be refused, but if the plans fully comply then the development will be legally recognised as compliant with planning regulations. If development is carried out under permitted development without an application, planning enforcement will usually request an application is submitted to be approved.

How Long Does it take to Register and Validate a Planning Application?

When an application is submitted to the Council, it must first be registered and validated by the administration team. This will usually take a few days so long as all required documents are submitted for validation.

What does the Public Consultation involve during a Planning Application?

Once validated the planning officer will put the make their site visit and display a site notice detailing what the application proposes when it was received and the deadline of the public consultation. The public consultation will last three weeks and other departments within the Council may be consulted (such as the tree or conservation officer).

How do Planning Officers decide Planning Applications?

When an application is submitted to the Council, it must first be registered and validated by the administration team. This will usually take a few days so long as all required documents are submitted for validation.

How Long Does the Application Process take?

There is a statutory obligation to approve all applications within eight weeks of validation, with the except of some application types like the non-material amendment (approximately four weeks) as there is no public consultation. The application deadline will be publicly available but if the application exceeds the deadline the officer will need to agree to an extension of time with the applicant in writing.

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