|1.||When is planning permission needed ?||Answer|
|2.||Who can make a planning application ?||Answer|
|3.||How do I make a planning application ?||Answer|
|4.||What happens to my planning application ?||Answer|
|5.||How long will my application take ?||Answer|
|6.||How can I find out details of an application ?||Answer|
|7.||Can I comment on an application ?||Answer|
|8.||What kinds of planning permission are there ?||Answer|
|9.||What happens if my land is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park ?||Answer|
|10.||What if someone has carried out development without planning permission ?||Answer|
Planning permission is needed whenever someone wants to carry out development. 'Development' includes:
The law allows some works and changes of use to take place without the need to apply for planning permission. This includes things such as minor internal alterations to buildings, and most works of repair and maintenance. In order to be sure, we would recommend that you consult us prior to starting any work.
Anyone can make a planning application. An applicant must certify that they own the land, or that they have served notice on the owner and any agricultural tenant.
There is a form for applicants to give details of their proposals. The application must identify the land or buildings which are the subject of the application. A certificate relating to the land ownership must accompany the application. Some large developments have to be accompanied by an Environmental Statement (ES) and what it should contain are set out in legislation and guidance from the National Assembly for Wales. There is a non - refundable fee for most applications.
All applications are checked to see that they contain the necessary information and the legal requirements including a site plan, certificate of ownership and the appropriate fee. Copies are made and send to statutory & other consultees. In most cases this will include the local community council, the Environment Agency and the Director of Transport and Environment.
The government expect local authorities to determine 80% of applications within eight weeks. Applications where there are objections or which are more complicated will take longer.
A list of applications received is published on a weekly basis. Copies of all current planning applications are held at County Hall and are available to be seen during normal working hours.
If you require further information about a particular application, your first port of call should be the case officer assigned to deal with this application. Only this case officer will have details of the application and other officers will therefore be unable to help with your enquiry. The name of the case officer and the reference number will be detailed on any notification letter or site notice, or on the weekly lists.
You can view application details by clicking on the link below:
Search for a planning application
Yes, and it doesn't matter whether or not you have received an invitation to comment. In order for your comments to be taken into consideration, they must relate to proper planning matters, and be received within the stated consultation period. The applicant is entitled to see any correspondence received.
A guide to commenting on planning applications is available to help you. If you are unsure as to whether your comments are relevant, please contact us on 01437 764551.
There are two types of planning permission:
The National Park Authority is the Local Planning Authority for land within their boundary of the National Park. Enquiries about land use planning matters in the National Park area should therefore be directed to the National Park Authority rather than the County Council, Hyperlink cannot be resolved(PCNP_Planning).
The authority has the power to take enforcement action to remove unauthorised buildings or to stop unauthorised uses. This is a discretionary power.
The enforcement team can be contacted on:firstname.lastname@example.org