Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) is the local planning authority. The parish council is a statutory consultee on all planning applications, so AVDC send us details of any applications that are recorded for Pitstone. AVDC also erect yellow site notices and advertise applications in the local press.
All planning applications are discussed at the next available parish council meeting or planning committee meeting. To try and ensure that all residents have as much opportunity to comment as possible, we run a Neighbourhood Notification Scheme where any immediate neighbours are notified of the application via a hand delivered letter. All applications are also advertised on our web site, Facebook page and Twitter account. Residents are thus invited to submit comments to us for consideration. Any interested party, including the applicant, is welcome to attend the relevant council meeting. All planning applications also appear on the parish council agendas which are published via all our means of communication.
From January 2016 we will also be erecting our own version of the AVDC yellow site notice by the application site and on the nearest noticeboard, as AVDC are sometimes slow at erecting them.
Full details of any planning applications can be found on the Planning Portal section of the Aylesbury Vale District Council web site. http://publicaccess.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application
Residents are also able to set up their own searches on the AVDC planning portal and this will notify them of any planning applications that arise within the area selected.
The parish council’s comments must relate the application to relevant planning policy and guidelines in existence, and relate to what is known as ‘material considerations’.