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Planning: Public Consultation

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms are in place to enable the views of local residents to be taken into account in the consideration of major planning decisions affecting their areas; and if he will make a statement. (321015)

Requirements to publicise planning applications are set out in Article 8 of the General Development Procedure Order. For major developments, this will normally include a site notice or neighbour notification letters, and publication of a notice in a local newspaper.

All representations submitted by local residents within the set consultation period must be taken into account by the local planning authority in determining the application.