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PLANNING

Did you know that Parish Councils are notified of all planning applications and that Council can make comments, observations and even recommendations on them? However, the Parish Council is only one of a number of organisations/individuals that will be consulted regarding any one planning application.

You can look at any application too. The Borough Council make these available to you on their web site. Follow the links to the planning portal on  http://www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.

The Borough also publishes weekly lists of new applications registered which can be accessed here.

The final decision rests with East Staffs Borough Council (but may be delegated to a planning officer - not all go to the Planning Committee) who are the tier of government who actually make the decisions regarding the approval or otherwise of most Planning Applications. Some are decided by Staffordshire County Council.