5. What happens during the planning process?
If you have appointed an agent then all correspondence and negotiation will be with your agent and it is their responsibility to keep you informed of any issues raised by us during the application.
Most applications are publicised by way of a site notice or letters to neighbours. A 21 day consultation period is given and a decision will not be made before the overall publicity expiry date.
Consultations are sent to the required statutory consultees depending on the type/nature of the application.
A site visit will normally be made by the case officer and there may be negotiations between the applicant and the case officer resulting in revised plans or extra information.
The target date for a decision is 8 weeks (13 weeks for major applications), however this may be extended by agreement with the applicant.
Planning applications will be assessed against the Teignbridge Local Plan 2013 - 2033, any made Neighbourhood Plan for the area, the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and other relevant policies and legislation. All aspects of the application will be considered including comments from the public, the town/parish council and statutory consultees eg. Highways, English Nature, Historic England, Environment Agency, along with design, effect on the character and appearance of the area, overlooking, amenity (enjoyment of the property/neighbouring property) and many other issues all of which are collectively known as material planning considerations.