The Neighbourhood Council is a statutory consultee on all planning applications within its boundaries. The Clerk is advised of new applications and these are included on the next agenda for discussion provided the statutory timescales have not elapsed by the date of the meeting.
Due to the timing of Neighbourhood Council meetings some applications may fall between meetings. The Clerk has the delegated authority to deal with these applications provided they are only routine and he consults with two members of the Council.
At the Council meeting there is an opportunity under ‘public participation’ for residents to make representations concerning any application.
Such representation will be considered by Council members when the relative agenda item is later debated and prior to a their making a decision as to whether they feel comments should be made to Preston City Council who finally decide the applications.
The weekly list of applications can be found at:
If any resident has concerns or objections to any application it is recommended that they contact the Clerk who can advise on the best way to deal with their concerns.