Parish Councils do not have power to grant or refuse planning permission. The Local Government Act 1972, section 101 does however, require local authorities to consult parish councils on certain matters affecting their parish and a parish council is a statutory consultee on the development plan, local plans and structure plans.
Planning authorities must inform local parish councils of applications affecting its parish and consider its views when deciding on planning applications. Planning authorities usually allow fourteen to twenty one days for a response.
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The Local Plan sets out planning policies and allocates sites for development. It is the statutory development plan and is the basis for determining planning applications.
Cheshire East Council is currently preparing a new Cheshire East Local Plan, but until documents in the new plan are adopted, saved policies from the old Local Plans will continue to apply.
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