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Teynham Parish Council is not a Planning Authority, but under the Local Government Act 1972 is able to make observations to the Planning Authority upon applications in its Parish.
The Planning Authority for the Parish of Teynham is Swale Borough Council(Opens new window).The final decision on planning applications is made by the Planning Authority, not the Parish Council.
To view or comment upon planning applications see: http://pa.midkent.gov.uk/online-applications/ (opens new window).
If you want to find out more about a planning application, and support or challenge it, CPRE have put together some advisory steps to take at http://planninghelp.cpre.org.uk/ (opens new window) along with other useful information.There is also the below advice from the Planning Authority.
Commenting on or Objecting to a Planning Application
This advice from the Planning Authority, when commenting on or objecting to a planning application, is considered worthy of repeating,
Every application they receive is important to the people who make it and also anyone it may affect.
They want you to be involved in the planning process and will consider all comments carefully before making a decision.
Please remember that any comments that they receive are treated as a public document and are available for the public to see. This may include publishing them on their website.
How they take account of your views
Decisions on applications will often be made by a planning officer. The case officer who deals with the application will take your views into account and make a recommendation to a principal planning officer who will then review all the information available and make the final decision.
The Planning Committee will decide some applications. This will happen if the application is contentious or if parish or local borough councillors ask the committee to make the decision. The Planning Committee is made up of elected borough council members. The committee will receive a report that explains the application, gives a summary of the views that they have received and any policies that apply. In this report it is usually necessary to summarise your comments, but the committee will be aware of them.
They realise that every application is important to everyone involved, and will try to balance all the issues when making a decision.
When objecting, matters which they can take account of
When considering an application, they have a legal duty to take account of all planning policies which include:
They will consider all comments received, but when making a formal decision they can only take account of matters known as 'material planning considerations'. These include the following.
This is not a full list.
Matters which they cannot normally take into account:
For legal reasons it is not possible to for them to take account of matters which include the following.