Brentwood issued an updated Local Plan 2016 to 2033, PreSubmission, Regulation 19 for comments by all residents of the Borough. Comments on the Plan must be submitted before 5PM on Tuesday, 19th March. The Parish Council have submitted their views on it and the complete document can be viewed here or the Summary page can be viewed here
Information about Planning Applications
West Horndon Parish Council is consulted by Brentwood Borough Council, which is the statutory Planning Authority for the area, on all full planning applications in the Parish. We have to consider these in the context of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and other standard planning guidance. It is the role of the Parish Council review applications and interpret them in the context of the local area and make our recommendations to Brentwood Borough Council. We usually make these decisions at our monthly public meeting, but some have to be made by delegated authority if timing makes this difficult.
Members of the public can also comment on any planning application but remember any comments made should be done in the context of the NPPF. Simple statements such as “I don’t want that here..” will not carry any weight as it is not reference to the NPPF.
Once planning applications have been considered by the officials they publish a weekly list of their recommendations for individual applications. If these recommendations are not referred to the next meeting of the planning committee by either the Parish Council or any elected members of the Borough Council then the recommendation becomes the final decision.