Permission to build or extend
A significant proportion of the Parish Council’s work is applications for permission to build or extend.
Planning permission is generally required to carry out any form of development. This includes the use of land and buildings as well as the construction or alteration of buildings. Planning permission is required to alter, extend or demolish all or part of a Listed Building or properties within a Conservation Area. Many small-scale alterations do not require planning permission. These are referred to as 'Permitted Developments'. The Government's Planning Portal (external link) provides information and guidance.
You need to apply for planning permission(external link) from Ashford Borough Council
Once an application has been submitted, the Parish Council will pass their comments. These comments must be taken into account by ABC when they determine the application. You can comment on a planning application (external link)
A record of applications considered by the Parish Council is kept on the Agenda and Minutes page of this website.
You can sign up to receive online notification of planning applications near you (external link)
You can search for Planning Applications (external link)
Whilst the Parish Council is not legally obliged to publish details of applications which it is consulted on, it will endeavour to keep parishioners up to date. Details of planning applications that the Parish Council will be considering are published on the agenda for the monthly Parish Council meeting