Note: The Parish Council have a formal role in planning applications. This role is a "consultee" role whereby the Council are able to provide observations to the Vale of White Horse District Council. It does not make the final decision on whether planning permissions are granted.

Observations are restricted to what are known as "material planning considerations". This is the list of material planning considerations:-

  • Loss of privacy
  • Loss of light
  • Car parking
  • Traffic generation
  • Noise and disturbance
  • Character of the area
  • Green Belt
  • Conservation Area
  • Design, appearance and layout
  • National and local policies
We cannot take into account:

  • Loss of value to a property
  • Loss of view
  • Personal disagreements
  • Boundary disputes
  • Covenants
  • Commercial competition
  • Construction disturbance
  • Sunday trading
  • Matters controlled under other legislation such as the Building Regulations
If the Council submits an objection to an application, a District Councillor must "call in" the application. This would then be assessed by the Vale's Planning Committee.