The Town Council’s role in the planning process
The Town Council act as a consultee in the planning process and, by law, have the opportunity to comment on all applications made in the town. Their recommendations, which are based on planning law and guidelines, are then submitted to the District Council.
The District Council has the statutory responsibility and makes decisions on whether or not a development is permitted. If a planning application is refused, the applicant can appeal to the planning inspector, but there is no right of appeal by objectors against the granting of planning permission.
If you would like to know the recommendations made by our Planning & Highways Committee or what applications are due to considered at the next meeting, please view the Minutes and Agendas of all meetings on the meeting documents page.
Applications may be inspected online on the District Council’s website, www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk or in person at the District Council Offices at Abbey House, Abingdon.
If you require information or assistance on planning applications received by the Town Council, please contact the Town Clerk, Mr Nigel Warner, on 01235 522642 email firstname.lastname@example.org